Fort Jesus Museum, Mombasa

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About Fort Jesus Museum, Mombasa

Fort Jesus Museum, Mombasa - Address, Phone Number

Address: Nkrumah Road, near old port, Mombasa.

Phone: 041-2220058

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Time Required: 03:00 Hrs

Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

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Built by the Portuguese in the year 1593 and designed by Italian architect JoaoBatista Cairato, the fort has stood the test of time. It was built to secure the safety of the Portuguese living in on the east coast of Africa. The fort has faced a lot of attacks and hostilities and has lived to tell the tale. It even acted as a prison for a brief period. Today, the fort is an important historical landmark and also houses a museum.

Initially a fort of strategic value and to repel attacks, the Fort Jesus Museum now acts as a historical attraction and has a museum located inside its premises. You can get tickets for Fort Jesus Museum online in advance if you plan to pay a visit or can even combine Fort Jesus Museum tickets with other Mombasa tours and activities to get attractive deals and offers. Buy tickets for Fort Jesus Museum from our ticketing platform and can even check Fort Jesus Museum ticket prices in advance before planning a visit.

Fort Jesus Museum Information

  • The Fort plays host to a spectacular sound and light show 3 nights each week.

Fort Jesus Museum Ticket Prices

  • Although entrance is free, hiring a guide may cost you anywhere between KSH 300 to KSH 700.

How To reach Fort Jesus Museum by Public Transport

  • Market Bus stop
  • Kanisani Bus stop
  • Mombasa Train Station

Restaurants Near Fort Jesus Museum

  • Rozina House Restaurant
  • Barka Restaurant
  • Jahazi Coffee House
  • Island Dishes
  • AGM Cafe

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Fort Jesus Museum, Mombasa Reviews - Write a Review

  • Awesome 16Century site. Portuguese fort, later Omani Arabs-controlled. History buffs will love it. Panoramic views of the ocean.

  • Anyone visiting mombasa and having a bit of a thing for history should definitely visit Fort Jesus. It definitely is a throwback in time. Only caution is to be wary of the travel guides outside of the fort. They're very knowledgeable but negotiate the price first before the tour begins

  • Historic. Portuguese, Arabs, Turkish and the local people have a rich history with tangible evidence to see before your own eyes.

  • The history behind this monumental museum starts way back in 1590's with Portuguese taking it off. Amazing

  • The best place to learn about our history and the slave trade in Kenya. one is able to see the ancient artifacts.

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