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National Museum

National Museum

National Museum

National Museum (5 Shaaban Robert Street, Dar Es Salaam) — Although the exhibits at the National Museum have seen better days, they cover a wide range of topics including archaeology, ethnography, biology and the arts. The ethnographical artifacts are particularly worthwhile, affording an insight into Tanzania’s kaleidoscope of different cultures — from the Shirazi traders who brought Islam to the Swahili Coast, to colonialists from Britain and Germany. Look out for archaeological finds from the digs at Olduvai Gorge, where Louis and Mary Leakey unearthed the origins of mankind. These include a replica of the hominid skull known as the Nutcracker Man, discovered in 1959. Admission: TSH 6,500 (adult). Hours: 9:30 am – 6:00 pm (daily).