Lamu Museum, Lamu Island

3.5
#3 of 7 in Museums in Coast Province
Learn about the Swahili culture showcased through artifacts found in Lamu Museum, housed in an elaborate Swahili warehouse. Highlights include women's traditional garments (note the tent-like "shiraa" once worn by elites), household items and tools, accessories, and even a full display of a room from a traditional house. You will also see model ships that represent vessels once used by the local people. Take a break at the rooftop restaurant or stroll the gardens of the museum. Hire one of the guides on site for an informative tour. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Lamu Museum by using our Lamu Island trip planner.
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  • Very educational! A must stop on your visit to Lamu! So much knowledge gained from our hour long visit with a guide. Your ticket also entitles you to fort entrance.  more »
  • Lamu Museum is rich in history of the swahili people. there is so much to learn from and various artefacts hold different meanings and histpry. The guides are knowledgeable enough and patient with...  more »
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  • Stately seafront government building turned into a museum in the seventies or eighties of the previous century. Not that much has changed since then, so it is a little dusty, but the volunteers do a good job showing you around. Definitely worth a stop if you are enjoying wonderful and unique Lamu.
  • A place where you'll know all about the history of Lamu. Its pretty cool

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