Fort Jesus Museum

Currently Closed
  • Address: Nkrumah Road, near old port, Mombasa., Kenya
  • Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: 041-2220058
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Museums, Landmark, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Architecture
Tickets From $75.35

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.

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

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

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  • Fort Jesus Museum Address: Nkrumah Road, near old port, Mombasa., Kenya
  • Fort Jesus Museum Contact Number: 041-2220058
  • Fort Jesus Museum Timing: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Fort Jesus Museum Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Fort Jesus Museum(preferred time): 08:00 am - 10:00 am
  • Time required to visit Fort Jesus Museum: 03:00 Hrs
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  • 91.02% of people who visit Mombasa include Fort Jesus Museum in their plan

  • 77.25% of people start their Fort Jesus Museum visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Fort Jesus Museum

Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

53.19% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Fort Jesus Museum

People normally club together Old Town and Mombasa Butterfly House while planning their visit to Fort Jesus Museum.

People also prefer to start their day with Fort Jesus Museum.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • Really loved the place. They've taken their time to preserve the history The guide was good with gave lot if detail... Nice experience

  • There is this old air around the fort. The site if the building is just something I advise everyone to experience. After going here, take a walk to the old town and see the beautiful olden buildings

  • Display of items from different cultures and centuries. Detailed explanations that allows you to self navigate. Small size not so many items.

  • Historical fort that really is amazing. When you look through the canon windows and lookouts, you get the most amazing view of the harbor and its blue water. Go ahead and get a tour guide, as they will likely give you a tour anyway.

  • Interesting historical site. Good to learn about the various cultures that have influenced the area. It was helpful to have a guide explain some of the history a well like pointing out the parts of the building that were added onto. I liked the lookouts from the fort and the artifacts found from nearby wreckage sites.

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