The Fort Jesus museum exhibits consist of findings from archaeological excavations at Fort Jesus, Gede ruins, Manda, Ungwana among other sites.
Fort Jesus was built in 1593 by the Portuguese as a headquarters for their residency in East African Coast. Nonetheless, between 1631 and 1875, the fort changed hands between the Portuguese soldiers, Omani soldiers, and Swahili rebellions before being finally under the British control to be used as a jail.
Why You Should Visit
Now a UNESCO World Heritage, the Fort houses a museum that displays traces of European graffitti, Arabic inscriptions and Swahili embellishment. Explore Fort Jesus to learn about the rich history of the coast of Kenya.
When to Visit
Being Mombasa's most visited monument and an anchor to Mombasa Old Town, Fort Jesus is open daily from 8am to 6pm.
Non-Resident Adult 1200.00
Non-Resident Child 600.00
East African Resident Adult 400.00
East African Resident Child 200.00
Kenya Citizen Adult 200.00
Kenya Citizen Child 100.00