Malindi Museum

Museo Malindi

Museo Malindi

Malindi Museum (Near District Public Health Office, Silversand Rd, Malindi) — located in Malindi, the museum is a host to the famous Vasco Da Gama pillar. The building is situated along the seafront, some few meters from Malindi jetty and the fish market. It is a charming old double storey structure with a roof terrace covered with beautiful, glistening roof tiles. It is a building of the 19th century with a rectangular shape and a long veranda.

The building is accessible through four main entrances. Two of these entrances are on the East façade, accessible through a colonnade of 5 rounded pillars on square pedestal. One of them is fitted with a Gujerati 9 and the other with a Swahili carved door. The third entrance is on the Northern façade at the North-West quadrant reached through a flight of a masonry stairway. It has a small trap door of the Indian type serving both the ground and the first floor of the building.

The other entrance, exclusively for the first floor, is on the Southern façade and is reached through an exterior wooden staircase, which evidently is a secondary addition to the building. The door to this entrance is simple and opens onto a balcony supported by the rounded columns covered with a roof resting on dressed wooden supports. The museum currently houses temporary exhibitions. The museum also doubles as an information center, where visitors are able to find more information on attractions and happenings in Malindi. Admission: KES 500 (tourist adult), KES 100 (Kenyan adult), KES 250 (tourist child), KES 50 (Kenyan child).