National Museum, Gaborone

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Museum · Specialty Museum
Find out about the traditions and history of Botswana through art produced by local tribes and artists at National Museum. See many taxidermy displays, including exhibits of stuffed animals and objects from the country's pre-colonial and colonial days. The art gallery section hosts a permanent collection of African and European artworks, allowing you to get a sense of Botswana's cultural development and the influences that helped shape it. The museum hosts a national basket show every August, with baskets of all sizes and designs displayed, along with tapestries and pottery. Use our Gaborone online trip planner to visit National Museum on your trip to Gaborone, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Although it should only open next week, I did manage to get in this part of the mueum because it seemed rather ready to open. But it's not worth the trouble (although, what trouble? it's central and.....  more »
  • As of March 2020 It was still shut! The small garden was ok to walk around ... the art gallery (the Octagon) seemed to be open still but was being refitted for a new exhibition. I’m really not sure....  more »
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  • Its a beautiful place bt there were no exhibitions
  • It's Clean and Open, Beautiful even has a restaurant 🍴

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