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Lamu Fort, Lamu Old Town
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Kenyatta Road
Lamu 80500
Coast Province, Kenya
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Lamu Fort may not be much of a museum but this massive multi-storied fortress has an interesting history and boasts exceptional views of Lamu Old Town. Built between 1813 and 1821, the fort served as a garrison for Baluchi soldiers sent by the Sultan of Oman, provided office space and accommodation during the early colonial period, was used as a prison by both the British colonial and Kenyan governments, and now serves as a cultural center. The exhibition space on the second floor houses a permanent exhibit on the environment. Weddings and cultural events are often held in the courtyard. Mount the ramparts for an insider's view of Lamu.
Getting There
 
Lamu Fort is located on the main square and is situated roughly 70 meters from the waterfront.
Hours & Times
 
The fort is open daily (Monday to Sunday) 9:30 - 18:00 including public holidays.
Admission & Fees
 
Admission is charged. A reduced rate is available for children under 16 years of age. A combined ticket - Lamu Museum, Lamu Fort, German Post Office and Swahili House - is also available.
 
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