Established in 1980, Kisumu National Museum has a series of outdoors pavilions and exhibits that showcase numerous aquaria with a wide variety of fish from Lake Malawi, an enclosure with mambas, spitting cobras, puff adders, and other venomous snakes, crocodile enclosure and many others. Other pavilions show weaponry, jewelry, farm tools, and other artifacts made by the various peoples of Western Kenya
Ber gi dala – which means ‘a good home’, is the Museum’s most important and largest exhibition. The gem is a UNESCO-sponsored exhibition. It is a full-scale recreation of a traditional Luo homestead. Ber-gi-dala consists of the home, granaries, and livestock corrals of an imaginary Luo man as well as the homes of each of his three wives and his eldest son.