Museums in Harare

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Museums in Harare

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  • Rachel Coleman
    Monmouth, United Kingdom2 contributions
    David was extremely friendly and a very knowledgeable guide & artist. We learnt so much about the generations of artists. We enjoyed our visit very much as first time visitors to Harare. Thank you
    Nicola & Rachel
    Written 24 February 2022
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  • Exploration789319
    Tonbridge, UK7 contributions
    good visit, really enjoyed the cafe and the shop as well as exhibits, would reccomend also supports the institution
    Written 5 January 2020
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  • pmg66381
    England, UK13 contributions
    We enjoyed walking around the Sculpture Park, but also took the opportunity to do some birding at the same time.
    Written 25 March 2016
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  • ulysses64
    Munich, Germany95 contributions
    OK, it was 3 dollars for me, 1 for my child and the price is right, I think, for what you get. I don't know whether they are charging non residents more, though (in which case, yes, it would be expensive, as well as stupid). The exhibit is smallish but complete. I spent a pleasant hour with my ten-year old son, going over some facts about human evolution and looking at samples of stuffed fauna from Zimbabwe. Did you know that Iron age started in 300 AD here? There are some reproductions of caves and rock paintings which can be educational for children. I found the exhibit well organised and displayed. It needs revamping, yes, like most infrustructure in Zimbabwe but hey, it's a miracle it's even there!
    Written 24 March 2018
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  • Ian T
    Seattle9 contributions
    My wife and I traveled to Tengenenge by rental car and stayed the in their guesthouse for US$40 for the night. Robert Murengwa, the manager, helped us plan the trip and was quick to respond to messages (in spite of very limited cell coverage at the site), Agrippa Tirigu, one of the local sculptors, cooked our meals, and Stella Gutura, the local preschool teacher showed us around and made us feel comfortable.

    I previously visited Tengenenge about 20 years ago while living and teaching in rural Zimbabwe and since that time it has been hit hard by Zimbabwe's economic problems and the decline in tourism throughout the country. However, the sculptures are every bit as amazing as before and for about US$100 we brought home a collection of easily packable beautiful gifts for our friends. These sculptures are all unique, unlike what's for sale in many of the Harare markets, and some of the first generation of sculptors from the 1970s are still active. If we’d had more cash on hand and didn’t live so far away I would have loved to bring home some of the bigger pieces.

    The accommodation is rustic and not recommended for those who demand luxuries like hot showers and fancy bedding. But if you're open minded, want to experience life in rural Zimbabwe, and interested in getting to know this fascinating community, I highly recommend staying in the guesthouse and not just making a day trip.

    Shipping can be arranged as can payment by bank transfer but it's simpler if you have extra luggage and extra cash. You're definitely going to want to bring home more sculptures than you originally planned for.

    Lastly, the road can be a bit confusing. Robert Murengwa met us in Harare and navigated for us, but I have now added the location to Google Maps at 16°43'51"S 30°56'41"E which may help with navigation for those self-driving.
    Written 8 November 2017
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  • Meggis C
    Chinhoyi36 contributions
    l really enjoyed the good work shown, the creativity that was displayed.The natural things used,this was a great time
    Written 10 July 2015
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  • SirObey Chingarande
    Al Ain, United Arab Emirates192 contributions
    This quality art gallery focuses on mixed media and avant-garde works by cutting-edge Zimbabwean artists; it's located in the Doon Estate complex. Its name translates to 'monkey' in Shona, in reference to the vervet monkeys that run amok in the area.
    Written 11 March 2018
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