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Lamu Museum, Lamu Old Town
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Harambee Avenue
Lamu 80500
Coast Province, Kenya
CONTACT DETAILS
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(+254) 042 633073
(+254) 042 633402
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Lamu Museum may be small but it offers family travelers a great introduction to the history and culture of the archipelago. Housed in a traditional 18th century Swahili home, the museum houses an eclectic collection of arts, crafts and artifacts including intricately carved wooden doors, headboards and throne chairs, ornate ceremonial horns made of ivory and brass, relics from Takwa and other Muslim settlements, artifacts from the area's pre-Muslim past and old photographs. The bookshop is also worth a look.
Getting There
 
The museum is located on the waterfront and is situated just north of the main jetty.
Hours & Times
 
The museum 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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Guided tours to nearby archeological and historical sites can be arranged through the museum.
 
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