It’s in a historic building dubbed “ House of Columns” on the sea promenade near the jetty.


The museum offers exhibitions on the history of Malindi and a prehistoric fish that has remained unchanged for 400 million years, caught in a net a few years ago by local fishermen.

Combine the museum with a stroll through Malindi’ old town and visit Vasco da Gama’s pillar, the Portuguese chapel built before St. Francis Xavier visited Malindi in 1542; Tanzini’s art gallery, the new Coastal Cultural Museum which was once the District Officer’s office where the Mast Pond or Sail Monument of Portugal stands, a monument erected in honour of Prince Henry the Navigator as a memorial to mark 500 years since his death in 1460.