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Located in Kenya :: Kenya  :: Lamu
Category: Attraction :: Museum

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The construction of Lamu Fort commenced in 1813, shortly after Lamu’s victory over Pate and Mombasa in the battle of Shela. Completed in about 1821 the fort marked the southern corner of the traditional stone town and served as a garrison for Baluchi soldiers sent by the Sultan of Oman, also served as a prison from 1910 to 1984 to both the British colonial regime and the Kenya government, before it was handed over to the National Museums of Kenya in 1984. Lamu Fort is a massive two storey stone structure located in Lamu Old town, Lamu District. It lies about 70 meters inland at the main jetty within Grid. Lamu Fort is an iconic structure in Lamu Old town that serves as a museum, plaza and has an internal area where you can hold events at a fee.

The courtyard is available for weddings, meetings and theatre productions. At the ground floor there is a large exhibition space. Upstairs there are administrative offices, laboratories, a workshop and a rooftop with impressive views over the town. There is also an excellent conference facility that is available for hire. Entry is free with the museum ticket.

Contact [ correction ]
Address :  Luma, Kenya
Contact :  Lamu Museum Curator
Cell :  +254(0)71 058 0041
Email :  Click Here
Host Website :  Click Here

Opening Times :  [ correction ]

Mon-Fri: 08:00-17:00; Sat & Sun: Closed

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Rates and Payment [ correction ]
Payment Methods Accepted :  Cash
Fee/s :  Entry Fee: Non Residents: KES500pp/pd; Residents: KES400pp/pd; Citizens: KES100pp/pd. (Updated Aug-2021)

Facilities [ correction ]
Landing Strip Nearby

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