German Post Office Museum

German Post Office Museum information

Location
Lamu , Kenya
Address
Kenyatta Rd
Prices
adult/child KSh500/250
Opening hours
8am-6pm
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In the late 1800s, before the British decided to nip German expansion into Tanganyika in the bud, the Germans regarded Lamu as an ideal base from which to exploit the interior. As part of their efforts, the German East Africa Company set up a post office, and the old building is now a museum exhibiting photographs and memorabilia from that fleeting period when Lamu had the chance of being spelt with an umlaut.