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Welcome to National Museum and Art Gallery

National Museum and Art Gallery

The outstanding National Museum is situated near the centre of town and houses important collections of traditional crafts and paintings by local and regional artists. It also serves to preserve Botswana's natural and cultural heritage. The multi-disciplinary facility encompasses the National Art Gallery, National Library and Octagon Gallery, as well as recently created Botanical Garden.

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331 Independence Ave
English is the official language but Setswana is widely spoken.

The unit of currency is the Botswana Pula (BWP), which is divided into 100 Thebe. The word 'Pula' means rain and 'Thebe' means shield. The shield appears on the national coat of arms. Major credit cards are widely accepted, and travellers cheques and foreign currency are accepted at most large hotels and lodges. There are banks and exchange bureaux in all the main towns, as well as ATM machines. Surcharges are often high on travellers cheques, and it is best to carry cheques in US Dollars or Pounds Sterling.

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