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Natural History Museum

Features Animals
Closed Now: 08:30 - 17:00
Open today: 08:30 - 17:00
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Good entertainment and educational

One of the best places to visit in Bulawayo if you're looking to entertain yourself. Well kept and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Loveness M
Johannesburg, South Africa
Nice place for 2 hours in bulawayo

Wonderfull place to learn a lot about history animals and again Cecil Rhodes. Just walk around... read more

Reviewed 23 January 2019
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Since 1964 this four-story museum has been an important homage to the history, culture and people of Africa.
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Leopold Takawira Avenue | Centenary Park, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
+263 9 230 046
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the best places to visit in Bulawayo if you're looking to entertain yourself. Well kept and very informative. I thought the snakes were artificial but then they moved!!! Definitely pass through while in Bulawayo

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Loveness M
Reviewed 23 January 2019 via mobile

Wonderfull place to learn a lot about history animals and again Cecil Rhodes. Just walk around. Impressing the real big elefant at entrance worth to be seen. And the living snakes incl. Black mambas I happened to see in reality next day at matopo np....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank blitzbueffel
Reviewed 12 January 2019

A very inspiring place full of history and culture. It gives people direction and a sense of belonging as they get to know how they came to be.

Date of experience: December 2018
Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

It was a good visit and the pricing was fairly ok. I never knew that the snakes were alive and not for display until I saw them moving. The mine cave also is interesting with a man statue who seems so real. Soo educative.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank patience c
Reviewed 14 December 2018

We went here not expecting too much and was pleasantly surprised take a guide tour of the museum.. their have a large collection and you can easily spend a few hours here.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank dyw936
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

I arrived pretty late (they close at 17:00) so I couldn't visit all the museum. The entrance fee for internationals is 10 USD but if you like nature it's worth it. There are many stuffed animals that make you feel in the real bush. The...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank fitxifitxi
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

Quite a good history here loved being there it was fun to know some things that I didn't know and good guides they were so good at what they were doing and I really liked it

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lebuhang
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

We spent about two hours in this museum and throughly enjoyed it. I would recommend it as Bulawayo's premier tourist attraction. The displays are well maintained and the social history galleries in particular are very informative.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank angela b
Reviewed 14 July 2018

The Natural History Museum of Zimbabwe is actually the fifth purpose-built building to inhabit the area and function as a museum. Inaugurated in 1961 by the Bulawayo City Council, the present museum was funded by over 150 different trusts, companies, and private individuals. It was...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank midway42
Reviewed 30 March 2018

This museum is kept to high standards and the artifacts and animals in the displays are well preserved. I enjoyed it so much the first time, that I have been back 3 more times. The staff are helpful and friendly and you can learn a...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Gugu H
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Response from 263malcolmB | Reviewed this property |
Your best bet would be to phone them on the following numbers ( +263) 9 250045 or 9 23004 they are also on face book