National Museum, Gaborone

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Find out about the traditions and history of Botswana through art produced by local tribes and artists at National Museum. See many taxidermy displays, including exhibits of stuffed animals and objects from the country's pre-colonial and colonial days. The art gallery section hosts a permanent collection of African and European artworks, allowing you to get a sense of Botswana's cultural development and the influences that helped shape it. The museum hosts a national basket show every August, with baskets of all sizes and designs displayed, along with tapestries and pottery. Use our Gaborone online trip planner to visit National Museum on your trip to Gaborone, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • If you want to see old natural spect of the country this is the place to pay a visit. Great environment  more »
  • We turned up to see the Art Gallery and the next door museum. There were lots of staff hanging around both places, but neither were open. The museum is being renovated (really?) And the art gallery ga...  more »
  • Visited whilst in town and disappointed to find that it had been closed since 2016 and won't be open until further notice! Not the best advert for tourism in Botswana.  more »
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  • Its a beautiful place bt there were no exhibitions
  • It's Clean and Open, Beautiful even has a restaurant 🍴
  • Good venue for a good learning history on Botswana Diamonds.
  • The kids had fun
  • Great place to unwind especially with the ongoing National Art, Basket and Craft Exhibition.
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