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Mwalimu Julius Kambarage Nyerere Museum

Mwalimu Julius Kambarage Nyerere Museum

Mwalimu Julius Kambarage Nyerere Museum is located at Butiama village about 48 kilometers from Musoma town, 180 kilomenters from Mwanza and 11 kilometers from Kiabakari, the junction of Arusha – Musoma Road.

The idea of building this museum started in 1985 after the Father of the National, Mwalimu Nyerere retired from power. The construction work started in 1987 under the Ministry of Education and Culture.

The Museum was officially opened on 2nd July 1999 by the former Prime Minister of Tanzania, Hon. Federick Tluway Sumaye. Mwalimu Nyerere participated at the launching but three months later he passed away on 14th October 1999 at St. Thomas Hospital in UK.

The J.K. Nyerere Museum collections demostrate his profound contribution nationally and internationally especially on country development and Africa’s liberation struggle.

The museum has exhibition and collection on;

  • History of Mwalimu Nyerere, before indipendence, during struggle for independence, country reformation and after his retirement;
  • Gifts received after Kagera war as a sign of his worrior and patriotism;
  • Gifts from different countries he visited during his leadership;
  • Some of his personal belonging he used during his life time
  • Academic certificated received from different academic institutions in the world

Mausoleum of Julius K.Nyerere