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National Museum

Located next to the Botanical Gardens, the National Museum was opened in 1940 in the King George V Memorial Museum. A new wing was built in 1963 and King George V's car can be viewed here. Visitors can see archaeological finds such rock paintings and a 3.6-million-year-old hominid footprint. The colonial years and anti-colonial struggle can be seen through a display of photos, documents and objects, while the History Gallery presents the Kilwa period (9th - 15th century), the English and German colonial period, the slave trade, local rebellions, and Independence.

Address: Samora Avenue

Opening times: Open daily from 9:30am to 6pm