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The National Museums and Monuments of Zimbabwe is divided into five regions and under the directorship of the Western Region is the Natural History Museum of Zimbabwe, the cultural aspects of the Matobo Hills, Khami World Heritage, Old Bulawayo, Heroes Acres and all Monuments and Historical Buildings in Matabeleland.

Natural History Museum of Zimbabwe

The Natural History Museum of Zimbabwe welcomes you to our website.

The Natural Museum of Zimbabwe located in the Centenary Park in Bulawayo, was built in 1962, and in 1982 all the natural science collections were moved here and it was renamed the Natural History Museum of Zimbabwe.

With its stunning displays and valuable research collections is the best museum in Southern Africa and rank fourth in size among the museums of Africa.

It is an impressive circular building with nine public display galleries, a lecture hall with a seating capacity of 120 people, a cafeteria, and eight research departments with substantial study collections and ongoing research in the following disciplines: Arachnology and invertebrates, Entomology, Ornithology, Mammology, Herpetology, Ichthyology, Paleontology and Geology, and Archaeology.


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Museum Research

The Natural History Museum is also seeking to form research partnerships with other institutions locally, regionally and internationally, so please contact the Regional Director Dr. Moira FitzPatrick for further information and potential projects.