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Arusha Declaration Museum

Arusha Declaration Museum

Arusha Declaration Museum

Arusha Declaration Museum (Makongoro Road by Uhuru Roundabout, Arusha) – this museum celebrates the country’s independence from British colonialism in 1961. It also highlights Tanzanian leader Julius Nyerere’s 1967 declaration calling for African self-reliance, socialism, and ujamaa (familyhood) — the philosophy that would guide Tanzania’s national development. The museum also chronicled the country’s colonial era (going back to Tanzania’s occupation by Germany during the late 19th & early 20th centuries). Some ethnographic artifacts are also on exhibit. Admission: 1,500 TZS (local adult), US$5.00 (foreign adult), 1,000 TZS (local college students), 500 TZS (local elementary & high school students), US$3.00 (foreign elementary/high school/college students). Hours: 9:00 am – 5:30 pm (daily).