Kisumu Museum is located in Kisumu town along the Kisumu – Kericho highway, within Milimani Estate.
It was opened to the public in 1980. The museum stores and disseminates information on cultural and scientific issues with emphasis on Western Kenya.
- Fish aquarium
- Snake park
- A cultural history gallery
- A traditional homestead among other things
The museum provides educational services to schools from the lake region and beyond.
Research activities also feature prominently. In recent years, the Kisumu museum has participated in multinational investigation on limnology (a scientific characteristic of fresh water lakes) of Lake Victoria conducted by the International Center for Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE) at Mbita in Homa Bay County.
Kisumu museum is also a gravity point for seminars and workshops both international and local. Built on a ten acre piece of land, the museum compound is one of the few green areas available in Kisumu city for the enjoyment of locals and visitors alike.
Attached to Kisumu museum are a number of sites and monuments of historical significance including Fort Tenan, Songhor, Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Mausoleum, Thimlich Ohinga World Heritage Site, and Tom Mboya Mausoleum.
Charges In Kenya Shilling
Non Resident Adult Outside East Africa – Ksh. 500
Non Resident Child Outside East Africa – Ksh.250
Non Resident Adult Within East Africa – Ksh. 400
Non Resident Child Within East Africa – Ksh. 200
Resident Adult – Ksh. 100
Resident Child – Ksh. 50
School Groups Primary /Secondary – Ksh. 50
School Groups Tertiary /Universities – Ksh.100
Curator Kisumu Museum
P.O.Box 1779 Kisumu