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Village Museum

Along Bagamoyo Road in Kijitonyama, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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Small but worth it

This museum was in-expensive and i happily spent a few hours there. Some interesting displays... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2013
Grace B
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Sidmouth, United Kingdom
A good visit

Overall the museum was more of a series of huts from different tribes. It would be great for an... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2013
KFGroh
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Wilson, North Carolina
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Traditional dance, farming methods and homesteads are on display at this open-air living museum.
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  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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Along Bagamoyo Road in Kijitonyama, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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"traditional dance"
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"tanzanian culture"
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"traditional huts"
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"local music"
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"various ethnic groups"
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"interesting history"
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"worth a visit"
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"guided tour"
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"different kinds"
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Reviewed 31 July 2013

This museum was in-expensive and i happily spent a few hours there. Some interesting displays, particularly in the art gallery

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Reviewed 1 July 2013

Overall the museum was more of a series of huts from different tribes. It would be great for an anthropologist or a native African but eventually the 22 huts begin to run together a little. The dance however that was performed was fantastic and made...More

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Reviewed 14 April 2013

Pleasantly surprised how different tribal houses were exposed. Good explanation and worth my money. Very educational and if you are a expat in TZ, this is the place where you will get a better understanding of Tanzanian tribes. Well done!

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Reviewed 1 April 2013

Well worth visiting the village museum - you should have some hours to read about the different kinds of houses or get a guide.

1  Thank anetthoe
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Reviewed 18 February 2013

Outside museum comprising 22 reconstructed tribal houses from all over Tanzania. Wonderful to be able to watch a tribal dancing display there. Very helpful staff.

1  Thank Jan S
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Reviewed 20 January 2013

It was very interesting to see all the huts that differnet tribes lived in. We thought these were from days gone by but later on in our trip we realised that many still live like this! So take note! Enjoyed the dancing which was extremely...More

1  Thank Agincourtlodge W
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Reviewed 28 July 2012

Sort of like Sturbridge Village, this museum displays typical dwellings and boats of the many regions of Tanzania. I really enjoyed it.

1  Thank SoVTArtist
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Reviewed 23 April 2012

This "museum" consists of home structures from various tribes and areas of Tanzania. There is little description and it leaves the visitor curious and puzzled about the structures and lifestyles. It felt like so much more should have been occurring -- there were men at...More

1  Thank Lithel
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Reviewed 24 February 2012

Memorial Village that holds authentically constructed dwellings from different parts (tribes) of the Tanzanian people. combine with tradition tribal dance performed by old ledies from Makonde Tribes (www.utalii.com)

1  Thank greenleaves
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Reviewed 20 January 2012

There were many tribal huts with descriptions in English and Swahili representing quite a few of the tribes in Tanzania. While we were there some performers also did a musical rain dance for tips. All in all kind of cool, but don't go super out...More

1  Thank mderemer
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shirlylebelo
24 May 2017|
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Response from ric08852 | Reviewed this property |
the name is "village museum" by itself. its an open air museum that features dwellings that show traditional life of tanzanians, the skills n dances... Non-rainy weekdays are best to visit. Enjoy!
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Celeste B
24 March 2016|
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Response from Berkhamstead | Reviewed this property |
I can't remember , but it was not very much
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