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Old Boma Museum

Boma Road, Arusha, Tanzania
+255 27 254 5540
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Nice and interesting african museum!

After reading the latest ratings of Old Boma Museum I was unsure at first if I should visit it. Now... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Arusha, Tanzania
via mobile
Quirky but enjoyable way to spend a few hours

The Old Boma Museum is a quirky place; an eclectic mix of taxidermy, slightly odd models, some... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2017
Sara B
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Boma Road, Arusha, Tanzania
+255 27 254 5540
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After reading the latest ratings of Old Boma Museum I was unsure at first if I should visit it. Now after I've been there I would definitely recommend it to people being interested in the history, wildlife of Tanzania or in general in human ancestors....More

Thank Chrisg_travel
Reviewed 26 October 2017

The Old Boma Museum is a quirky place; an eclectic mix of taxidermy, slightly odd models, some excellent photos, and a small collection of plants and animals. A completely acceptable way to spend a few hours in Arusha.

Thank Sara B
Reviewed 17 October 2017

I enjoyed visiting this museum. It's very quiet and a respite from the hassle of the spice/painting/tour/souvenirs sellers in town. Nice garden to enjoy with a book! The photo exhibition is really stunning. I must admit that the rest of the exhibition is not that...More

Thank Laurence B
Reviewed 6 September 2017

On the site of the former German Boma that started the city, the very expensive (5$/pax) museum has very few exhibits (paleoanthropology and natural history), that you can better enjoy elsewhere, like the Oldupai museum.

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Reviewed 19 August 2017

This Museum of Natural History is not always shown on the tourist maps - but is definitely worth a visit. Excellent display of the evolution of man. Throughout the museum are photographs of animals, insects, birds, reptiles, with informative notes. Attached to museum is the...More

Thank mac010Ontario
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

If you have some time in Arusha, it is woth passing by, especially after a safari when you already know the animals around, it is a good reminder and there is a beautiful photo exposition. The part on the history of the Boma is also...More

Thank annejux2016
Reviewed 20 April 2017

The museum is easy to find and inexpensive to access. It has interesting artifacts and an assortment of paintings and crafts on sale on site. The taxidermist station / workshop is a must see. The promise of animals e.g. live snakes was a little disappointing...More

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Great photos, but the place mostly seemed like one guy's chance to display his wildlife photos versus a real museum with a variety of interesting displays. Could use some work. Saw a snake feeding which was cool!

Thank Rick S
Reviewed 18 March 2017

A well surrounded historical site or museum where we can learn about early human evaluation, colonial periods and more from an old German Boma

Thank SamuelSamsisma
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Natural History Museum in a beautiful surrounding, an old german boma, which you can learn about the human evolution, Colonial period, an early human evolution and more.

Thank Justaz M
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