Uganda Museum, Kampala

2.6
#1 of 11 in Museums in Uganda
See items like fossils of Napak rhino and Uganda's first telephone at Uganda Museum, the oldest museum in East Africa. Explore traditional headdresses, jewelry, and tools, and see an impressive collection of traditional music instruments (you can even play some). See vintage cars, including Idi Amin's presidential Mercedes. Displays include long-horn buffalo and Indian elephants 20 million years old. Take a tour of traditional-type thatched huts in the museum's courtyard; it also has a restaurant. Our Kampala road trip planning tool makes visiting Uganda Museum and other Kampala attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • If you've been to one national museum in Africa you been to most. This one has a few more exhibits. But it's the usual: precolonial times, various tribal artifacts (spears, pots, masks), colonizers...  more »
  • Great place to have a feel how the theatre used to look like in those years and the great designs.place to find a view of the different cultures in Uganda.  more »
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  • This place needs more face lift. But it's very interesting especially the cars for the past presidents. I suggest these cars be cleaned and maintained to stay looking good.
  • It has information, but could have more. Facilities are nice, but doesn't seem maintained, especially for being Uganda's Museum. A good place to get your feet wet and learn some of the culture, history, and geography of Uganda.

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