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Address: Boma Road, Arusha, Tanzania
Phone Number: 0272545540

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A place I wanted to see

So much to see at the museum and was great to see a taxidermist at work! The place is a little run down but I dont think a lot of tourists go there

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 October 2016
Chippenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

I wanted to visit this Museum purely for the taxidermy part after seeing tripadvisor reviews and photos. The young friendly gentleman was lovely in explaining the Museum sections. I did not have shillings as I arrived on a Sunday and headed out. He offered to give change in shillings and was an honest guy. Cost of entry was $10USD and... More 

Thank Sophia Q
Chippenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

So much to see at the museum and was great to see a taxidermist at work! The place is a little run down but I dont think a lot of tourists go there

Thank MannieB1953
Adelaide, Australia
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162 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

Ok this collection history, photos and information on the natural history is interesting and informative, but like lots of Tanzania looks like it could do with a bit more TLC and a coat of paint. Its a great way to relax

2 Thank Pete C
Arusha, Tanzania
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

The museum is very unique place to visit and a perfect place to reconcile with history. It is both accommodation for children and a adults as well. a perfect place to spend a whole day.

2 Thank Celine S
Cincinnati, Ohio
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

The Boma museum offers a nice change from the busy Arusha streets and gives a good background of the natural and human history of the region. It's a quick stop, and not expensive. When I arrived I paid the small fee and chose to check out the museum without a staff guide. The first stop in the museum is a... More 

2 Thank Jim M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

The Natural History Museum is housed in a beautiful building, an old german boma, whose history is described detailed in it's own exhibition. Another exhibition is about the human evolution, including findings from the famous Olduvai Gorge and the Laetoli footprints. There is a photographic exhibition presenting the wildlife of Tanzania, which is really nice, especially if you go on... More 

3 Thank Charlotte H
Honolulu, HI
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

We visited this museum on our own, after ending a 10-day safari. Viewing the exhibits allowed us to consolidate some of what we had learned and seen, and deepened our understanding of the parks and the wildlife. Very worthwhile stop!

2 Thank Cynthia N
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2016

Interesting exhibits on the pre-human fossils and archaeologic and paleo-anthropological sites in Tanzania as well as the German colonial and tribal history of Tanzania and specifically the Arusha region. The building's architecture and garden are beautiful. There is also plenty of information and displays of local wildlife and plants. The taxidermy shop is a bit of a weird experience but... More 

2 Thank Adj S
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55 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2015

This is a good museum for a few hours to kill. It's got a room with historic information about the Boma, and the German occupation of East Africa as well as natural history rooms with stuffed animals, information paintings and a cast of the oldest footprints in Africa. It's not earth shattering, but it's interesting and has special exhibitions on.

1 Thank pearlkp
Sierra Vista, Arizona
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2015

Old Bama Museum had good historical information about when Germany controlled the area, taxidermy displays, and flora/fauna pictures with information. I liked the museum, but I did not like being asked to visit their craft center. I listened to what the “guide” said and left as quickly as possible (30 minutes).

2 Thank Steven S

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