Museums

Arusha Museum of Natural History

In 1899 the Germans began construction of a strong fortification, a boma, which they forced the Maasai to build it. More than 500 Maasai men were gunned down by Germans when they refused to take part into construction of the fort. This bloodstained fort was used by Germans as barrack, later on used by British colonials as regional government office until 1934, when it was turned into the Arusha Museum of Natural History. Today, it is a place where the great archeological discoveries of early-man are displayed. As well, it is a place where Arusha-modern history is preserved.

Address:

Boma Road Next to Arusha Regional Commissioner Office

Arusha Declaration Museum

Arusha Declaration Museum was opened in 1977. In this museum you will find exhibits depict colonial history, the struggle for independence and the political development of Tanzania. The transformation of Tanzania’s political, social and economic development is highlighted through the Tanzanian freedom movement of the 1950’s to 1960’s. Photographs from the period of German occupation, and traditional weapons used by Africans to fight against German occupation are also exhibited in this museum.

Address:

Kaloleni Street

Next to Freedom/Uhuru Monument

P.O. Box 7423, Arusha-Tanzania

Telephone: +255-(0)-27-2507800

 





 

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