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The National Museum of Tanzania (NMT)

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Museum and House of Culture

Museum and House of Culture

The Museum and House of Culture is the first and largest of all of these museums in Tanzania. It is located along Shaban Robert Street, Dar Es Salaam. It was construction from 1938-1939 and being made public in 1940. This is the largest and oldest museum in the country and flagship museum for the National Museum of Tanzania that inherited the collections and other resources from the National Museum of Tanzania formally known as King George V Museum of England since 1940.

The National Museum and House of Culture partakes in door (permanent exhibition galleries and outdoor exhibitions (Aquarium, Trees, Butterflies catch gardens, Hope out of Sorrow, Historical State cars, etc. It currently hosts four permanent exhibitions including Art, History, Human Evolution and Rock Art galleries. Biology and Ethnography permanent exhibition galleries are under way. In the same aspect, the National Museum and House of Culture manages six storage rooms for Art, Archaeology, Biology, Ethnography, History and Paleonthology collections as well as Strong Room for important national treasure.

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