Malindi Museum Kenya is a museum located in Malindi Kenya, the museum is dedicated to the history of the ethnic groups of the Kenyan coast as well as the marine animals that inhabit the area, Malindi museum is in the building that is known as the column house, is such a charming, double story structure, with a tiled roof, located a few meters from the Malindi jetty and fish market. The building has served many functions in the past, it has acted as a Native Civil hospital until 1952 and then as the Malindi Fisheries Office. Malindi Museum is a stunning Kenya safari tourism in Kenya with great features that enarates everything in Malindi and Kenya coast.
Malindi museum is located in the two story building dating from 1891 and is also known as House of Columns, the building was constructed by Adulhussein Gulamhussein, in 1999 the House of columns was transferred to the National Museum of Kenya and a restoration opened in 2004 as a museum.
On Malindi museum is safari destination that attracts various visitors to the museum. Malindi Museum exhibits the history of the town through photographs and relics, commonly known as the house of the commons buildings, you can also get tourism information, which serves as the information centre for the guests.
Malindi museum is a tourism destination to very many people in the world because tourists on a safari to the museum can be able to know the history of Malindi that is the museum has got a variety of the artifacts from Malindi, also the museum contains the traditional objects like the musical instruments, tools and costumes as these gives the tourists unforgettable memories about Malindi. The Malindi museum on the ethnographic section contains various artifacts of the Mijikenda peoples who are the ethnic groups inhabiting the Kenyan coast, like the wooden totems, also the tourists can be able to observe the ancient artifacts that belonged to the Arabs who settled in Malindi.
Malindi Museum is so grateful in that it should be considered as your number one safari destination in Kenya because it has various tools, information about Malindi, the museum features artifacts from other communities that inhabit the Kenyan coast, as well as objects from the Swahili civilization, the museum is so a stunning one with the exhibits about the fish species and the history of Malindi, and also it features temporary exhibits including the famous Malindi Coelacanth.
Malindi Museum is famous in Kenya with unique collections, also it has artifacts related to the explorer Vasco da Gama, the museum also has exhibits from the Portuguese period of Kenya’s coastal zone, and the photographs of some of the country’s archeological sites, the tourists on a safari to the Malindi Museum will be fed and become satisfied with the relevant artifacts about Malindi and as well without forgetting the Webb Memorial Library which has books on the history and culture of the Kenyan coast. Malindi destination is an excellent one as the history of the museum gives you a good story of what has gone on over the years and the relics in the museum, are interesting, with brief details alongside them are worth a peak.
Malindi museum is the modest 2 level building but it has great and more interesting items, archeological pieces taken out from the sea like the wooden pulleys, ancient anchors, old parchments, the main attraction is the fossil fish, that is still living at large which anatomy has not changed since the dinosaur time, that attracts various tourists to the museum, because they enjoy the coastal culture of Kenya.
Malindi museum building has four main entrances, the two eastern gates can be reached through a porch of 5 rounded pillars. The gujerati 9 hands is also fitted on one of the entrances, and the other entrance has a Swahili curved door, the northern façade of the masonry stairway also has an entrance. The last that is the fourth entrance is on the first floor and it cab reaches through the southern front through an external wooden stair. Malindi Museum has got the temporary exhibitions.
Malindi museum is so amazing and for any tourists who would wish to spend a half day, and gain a better understanding of the history of Malindi would visit other places as follows which are close to each other, Vasco da Gama pillar, Portuguese Chapel, Malindi Museum as you can use the same ticket purchased for the entrance to the museum to enter to all those places in one day.