The United Republic of Tanzania

The National Museum of Tanzania (NMT)


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The history section at the National Museum and House of culture offers educational and research information and mounting the exhibitions (permanent and temporary) about the History of Tanzania.

The history of Tanzania is safeguarded in various formats including archives, photographs, audiovisual materials, books, magazines, newspapers, maps, stories/ histories, novels and poems.

The history section offers research opportunity on Tanzanian history themes such as African civilization before colonialism, colonialism (German and British period),independence movement in Tanganyika, Independence of Tanganyika (1961), contribution of Tanzania (Mwalimu J.K Nyerere) towards liberation of the Southern African countries, the Arusha Declaration, socialism politicsof Ujamaa, Tanzanian socio-economic, political and cultural development under Presidential phases of Mwalimu Julius Kambarage Nyerere, His, Excellency Ali Hassan Mwinyi, His Excellency Benjamani William Mkapa, His Excellency Dr. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete and His Excellency Dr. John Pombe Magufuli.

The section also offers related information especially on the historical sites and towns including Kilwa, Bagamoyo, Tanga, Dar es Salaam etc.