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Though larger and more diverse collections are housed elsewhere, the hands-on traditional drums and other musical instruments are the highlight of this modest collection.
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5-7 Kira Road | Pob 365, Kampala, Uganda
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent 2 hours learning all about the history, culture and nature of Uganda - fascinating information here. Even the building was an architectual innovation at the time but now everything is in great need of repair, reinterpretation and overall renovation. I would encourage people...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Don H
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is in a great building that needs a lot of loving care. The exhibit is extensive but not well described. Because they wanted to tear the museum down it is essential to go there and support the museum.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank vossj
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I like museums. This one has a lot of potential but it must be said it is rather higgledy piggledy making any theme or timeline unclear. It has some wonderful things to see - the head dresses for example but they are not displayed to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Beckybumbledrop
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice experience but there was not too much expieces for me. But what was there was very edifying for me.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Trip707446
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I think 30 years ago it may have been OK. Problem is it didn’t keep up with the times. Same display, there were guys busy cleaning, but nothing that would excite the younger generation. As a foreigner one would expect some more ‘recent’ history like...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank W7008YGbernardm
Reviewed 3 November 2018

Our Holiday Express driver brought us here on a morning tour of northern Kampala to include short stops at Kasubi Royal Tombs and the Bahia House. Because this museum was established in 1908, most of the exhibits are dated, glassed cases of historic artifacts. Being...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Gene R J
Reviewed 29 October 2018

If your in Kampala and want to get something to make you busy before you start or end of your safari, you could take a leaf here. Quite an interesting place with good historical background about Uganda. You want to know more about culture, politics,...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 14 October 2018

Great place, but could use some renovations and expansion of collections. The Technology section is missing, management could invite partners to grow this section.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank markU670LX
Reviewed 11 October 2018

The museum is a massive hive of information on Uganda's history, however there is so much information, there is a lot to plough through in one visit. They have a lot of artefacts and visuals which help to make it more interesting. The cultural houses...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Maamamimi
Reviewed 2 October 2018

The Uganda Museum offers a good peek into the history and culture of Ugandan tribes, and also contains displays on pre-historic man, and a science pavilion. The history of the Baganda is the best covered. The science pavilion also has a display of Uganda's coming...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from Pauli_Roth | Reviewed this property |
1.I think between 15000 - 20000 Ugandan shillings for the international visitor. Not sure if that was per person or 2 people. I think they is different pricing for student etc.but not exactly sure. 2.working hours could be... More
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Response from 802ak | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don’t know. But not worth the visit.
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