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
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Museums, Landmark, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Architecture

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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  • 91.66% 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
  • Very educative for history lovers. However instead of displaying a big quantity of Chinese utensils and items, we wish the space would be used to display the rich and diverse Kenyan cultural items to tell the stories of our heritage. Kenya has stories we need to take every opportunity to share them.

  • Definitely get a tour guide. So much history. Met a very nice young man who was studying history at a nearby school. The museum has a few of these interns that are quite knowledgeable and work for tips. I loved that I learnt a lot and supported a student. Win win.

  • It was bigger than I expected. Since I like history, I enjoyed it very much. The intern guide were very helpful to understand the place. Very interesting place with a lot of culture.

  • A very interesting historical site in Mombasa's old town. Unfortunately our guide (Edward) was very fast in both walking around and explaining things, so that I had to hurry to follow him and only got half of what he said. There are signs on everything that explain more than our guide did, so one can go without a guide

  • The most historical place in coast! (Old town) a 200 ksh for resident adults and 100 for resident kids.... enjoyable and educative.... would not mind to go back ❤

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