Fort Jesus Museum

Currently Open [Closes at 05:30 pm]
  • Address: Nkrumah Road, near old port, Mombasa., Kenya
  • Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: 041-2220058
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Museum, Landmark, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Architecture

About Fort Jesus Museum, Mombasa

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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Things to Know Before Visiting Fort Jesus Museum

  • 95% of people who visit Mombasa include Fort Jesus Museum in their plan

  • 74.73% of people start their Fort Jesus Museum visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

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

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

66.26% 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.

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Fort Jesus Museum, Mombasa Reviews

  • A beautiful site with a rich coastal history , it is very educative and interesting. It is a must visit for any tourist visiting mombasa. It is also ideal for events such as corporate dinners and product launches. You can either hire a local tour guide or if you are lucky you can get an intern to guide you for free

  • One of the UNESCO World heritage site in KENYA. This building is historical and worth place to visit if your are in Mombasa! Normally its on peak on weekends and public holidays. During Weekdays it's nice to pay a visit because less people. Outside the area is not much clean on ocean it's not clean. Parking is very limited too.

  • There's a lot of history here. I've been fortunate to visit several times and this time I took my boys. Didn't expect them to enjoy the visit as much as they did. The view of the ocean is incredible.

  • A good place to visit if you are in Mombasa. Give a insight to native history. The view of the sea is great and the ground adjacent it serves as a football ground and watching kids play is fun. The fort is filled with historical cannons and articles with there berief description beneath them. Only negative is its too expensive to visit inside if you are not a local and its better to take a guide.

  • Historic site to visit, nice tour guys and cool breeze from the ocean. You could swim nearby and enjoy the sun.

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