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Malindi Museum

P.O.Box 939, Malindi, Kenya
+254 42 31479
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Well worth a visit

Good museum of Malindi: a very interesting old Arab building and fascinating exhibits. Though the... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2014
lillianwright
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London, United Kingdom
Very nice swahili house

Description of the rare sailfish is great. The museum in itself is a beautiful depiction of a... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2014
TravellerFoody
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Nairobi, Kenya
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2 Aug 2016
“Good value, but not very well maintained.”
30 May 2016
“if you learn to appretiate the past,then the future belongs to you.”
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P.O.Box 939, Malindi, Kenya
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+254 42 31479
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Reviewed 6 January 2014

Good museum of Malindi: a very interesting old Arab building and fascinating exhibits. Though the first floor is taken up with the history of the coelacanth, the other floors are more fascinating for historical and philosophical reasons. I bought a really good little History of...More

Thank lillianwright
Reviewed 3 January 2014

Description of the rare sailfish is great. The museum in itself is a beautiful depiction of a typical swahili house. Mark the diagonal windows, that prevent sun and sand but allow air to reach in.

Thank TravellerFoody
Reviewed 25 November 2013

This isn't so much a museum as an exhibit about a rare fish caught in the community, plus a Muslim-sponsored exhibit of some historical artifacts. The willingness to operate a community-based museum is good and continuing to support the museum may help it grow into...More

Thank Joanne T
Reviewed 22 May 2013

I had never had of a fish called coelacanth, neither had i heard of a fish with 6 fins, so you can imagine my amazement when i saw this "thought to be extinct" fish at the museum. plus learning the history of the museum.

Thank martinhinga
Reviewed 24 January 2013

Lovely old merchants house (I think) centred around the coelacanth caught 20 years ago. World famous and of great importance to science, very incongruous with the rest of the town. The day we were there the man running it was incredibly friendly & knowledgeable and...More

1  Thank Rob A
Reviewed 14 February 2012

Malindi was found by tyhe Arab traders and has since then evolved as an important port.This is where you will find the Vasco da Gama pillar.Some of atractions are :the Gede museum,Mnarani ruins,Jumba la Mtwana,arabuko sokoke forest,kipepeo butterrfly farm

1  Thank KTz_Safari
Reviewed 11 November 2011

As part of a guided city tour I also visited the marine museum in Malindi. The story of a spectacular catch, some history about Malindi, Vasco da Gama, the Islam and some artifacts on show. If you don't expect too much, you won't be disappointed....More

Thank KenyanHunter
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