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“interesting museum”
Review of Old Boma Museum

Old Boma Museum
Ranked #20 of 62 things to do in Arusha
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Reviewed 10 March 2014

the Museum's history is intertwined with the town of Arusha.It was initially a German colony post with relics of the German occupation of Arusha.There was also a lot of stuffed wild animals.It was an average museum with an enthusiastic curator.

1  Thank Munir T
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Reviewed 20 February 2014

Its relatively small museum, but worth a visit for an hour or so, enough to learn more about history of Tanzania.
It lacks "real" pictures / collections though!

1  Thank Helen M
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Reviewed 22 December 2013

There is not much to visit in Arusha but this small museum setteled in the former german boma worsth a visit. It gives a good description of the prehistorical sites and the archeological researches conducted in Tanzania. Useful for those who want to go to the Olduvai valley. Interesting if you don t go to Dar es Salaam and have no chance to visit the very beautiful museum there. Also an introduction to the history of the country, but there is also a museum of history in Arusha with more documents. In addition beautiful pictures of animals.

1  Thank dolores_sBruxelles
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Reviewed 22 August 2013

The best part of the museum is Kayara, the painter in the back part of the museum.

There are lots of photos that are good, but after a hundred of them the fascination eludes interest.

Seeing fake animals prior to a safari is not fascinating...


2  Thank Frankluttrel
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Reviewed 24 July 2013

It is worth checking out the museum, especially the taxidermist sections (AMAZING art work)! It won't take too long to get through the museum, and there is a nice cafe to sit at next door - good for an afternoon activity in Arusha.

Thank kbeetham
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