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National Museum & House of Culture

National Museum & House of Culture

5 Shaaban Robert St, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania +255 712 562 397 Visit Website Category: Attractions

Catch a Glimpse of the Past at National Museum & House of Culture

Home to important fossils of some of the earliest human ancestors, a vintage car collection that includes the Rolls Royce used by the former president, Julius Nyerere, and fascinating ethnographic displays on traditional crafts, customs, ornaments, and musical instruments, the National Museum & House of Culture acts as a captivating showcase of Tanzania's illustrious history. Originally opened in 1940 as a memorial to King George V, today the museum is one of the most popular attractions in the heart of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.


Prices -

  • Adult Tsh 6500 ($2.83)
  • Student Tsh 2600 ($1.13)

Hours -

9:30 am to 6 pm


  • Education
  • Concerts
  • Vintage Auto Exhibit
  • Art Exhibits


  • Does the National Museum offer guided tours?

    Yes, for an additional fee of about $5, you can get an hour-long guided tour of the largest museum in Tanzania. Discover captivating exhibits encompassing archaeology, biology, ethnography, history, and arts.
  • What kind of events can I attend at the National Museum?

    In addition to being one of the most popular museums in Tanzania, the National Museum & House of Culture is also a premier Dar es Salaam event venue, hosting a diverse array of events including fashion shows and classical music concerts that celebrate the cultural heritage of Tanzania.

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