Arusha Museums Tour
Arusha’s museums are a great place to start if you’re looking to find out more about Tanzania’s political, cultural and social history. In Arusha, there are two main museums, The Natural History Museum “Boma” and The Arusha Declaration Museum. The Arusha Declaration Museum is the first-ever museum in the Arusha region and in the Northern tourist circuit. The Museum is housed in the historical building which until 1967 was used as the social welfare hall for the people of Arusha. This museum was opened to the public in 1977 and it mainly exhibits the political history of Tanzania. The museum has the most records depict the formulation of self-reliance policy, the struggle for independence, the colonial history, and the political development of Tanzania. Much of its exhibits are in the form of photos, but there are a few statues and models of people of that time as well as original artifacts. The museum is located in the Old German Boma, with the exhibits depicting human evolution, including findings from the famous Olduvai Gorge and Laetoli footprints. The museum has three separate buildings which together showcase the archaeological history, wildlife, the mini botanical garden, a small aquarium - pond, some Photography of the local tribes, an art gallery for the local artists that also provides lessons, culture, and artifacts of the Arusha region in Tanzania. At the museum's rear side is where some of the local artists create their work and showcase as well as. You can also learn about animals and insects found in the area, National Parks as well as common in homes.