Trip Planner:   Africa  /  Kenya  /  Coast Province  /  Mombasa  /  Fort Jesus Museum

Fort Jesus Museum, Mombasa

#1 of 7 in Museums in Coast Province
World heritage site · History Museum · Museum
The World Heritage Site of Fort Jesus Museum ranks among the best-preserved examples of 16th-century Portuguese military architecture. Built in 1593 by Portuguese settlers, from a bird's-eye view the fort resembles the form of a man--believed to be Jesus--lying with his head facing out to sea. Tour this national treasure and learn its history, from its defense barracks to its 19th-century prison. Guides are available at the entrance to enrich your appreciation of the impressive fortification, which includes Portuguese, British, and Arab influences. Add Fort Jesus Museum to your Mombasa travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Mombasa trip itinerary builder website.
Create an itinerary including Fort Jesus Museum

Fort Jesus Museum reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.0
958 reviews
  • We toured Fort Jesus in July 2021 with my daughters - 12yrs and 10yrs. Wonderful experience learning about the early visitors to the Coast of East Africa - Portuguese, Omani Arabs and British. We.....  more »
  • I was site seeing, I met this tour guide called Musa and he did an amazing job explaining the history behind fort Jesus it was an eye opener he was well informed and made the trip worth while I...  more »
  • Oh if you ever visit Mombasa this should be a place to visit without fail.... The great history lives here, the studies of our time are all seen in this place, the great war weapons can be seen in this place, it's old buildings make it even look more beautiful ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ I loved it and I loved learning and relating my old school studies
  • Located just near Mombasa CBD, the place is easily accessible. It's an ancient Place rich in history. Sufficient write up for most exhibitions makes it easier to understand. It's not a place to hang around for long hours, once you finish going round.
  • Build a trip
    Tell us where and when you
    want to go, we will build
    the best sightseeing itinerary
  • Refine it
    You have complete flexibility on your destinations and itinerary
  • Book as a package
    Use our travel agents to get
    package savings and hassle free booking
  • Enjoy your trip!
    Enjoy our 24x7
    on-trip assistance