Discover the island’s history at the Lamu Museum. Set on a waterfront, Lamu Museum is housed in a building once occupied by Jack Haggard, Queen Victoria’s Consul. This double storey medieval house finalized in 1892, later established as a Museum in December 1971 Exhibits on Swahili culture include a reconstructed Swahili house and relics from Takwa.
Other displays include nautical history, the Maulid Festival and tribes that lived in the Island. The Nautical segment of the Museum features a variety of dhow ceremonial horns, popularly known as siwa. The Lamu siwa is made from engraved brass but the siwa from Pate was carved from a single elephant tusk.