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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
Sidmouth, United Kingdom
Tribal explanation!

Pleasantly surprised how different tribal houses were exposed. Good explanation and worth my money... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2013
Lusaka Province, Zambia
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Traditional dance, farming methods and homesteads are on display at this open-air living museum.
Along Bagamoyo Road in Kijitonyama, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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Reviewed 18 September 2013

If you have time, you can visit this interesting village museum. While you are in Dar Es Salaam, there isn't so many weekend and daily activities. Therefore you can spend approxiametly 2 hours in this village. You can inspire some tips of African villages. Also,...More

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Reviewed 3 September 2013

I would not go during the day. We were charged $5 for an unguided walk around the village and no one to explain what happens. Only found out later that there is activity in the evening. However I would not pay $5 just to walk...More

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Reviewed 31 August 2013

I thought this museum was great, definitely the best museum I visited in Tanzania. We were brought around by a very good guide, who really knew his stuff. There are over 20 reconstructions of houses and you can walk inside each of them and there...More

2  Thank KeenanL
Reviewed 23 August 2013

22 tribal huts with explanations outside them. Also a small market, indoor exhibition, local artist and dancers. It's very interesting to wander through but could be so much better! I think it would be great if they had pictures of the people from the tribes...More

1  Thank Cailinseamus
Reviewed 20 August 2013

I had much higher expectations for the Village Museum, especially since it is located in such a major city in Tanzania. There were many huts, but I found that the layout could have been much more organized. Information was lacking for some displays, and a...More

2  Thank kbeetham
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!

2  Thank Travelindar1973
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
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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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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Response from Berkhamstead | Reviewed this property |
I can't remember , but it was not very much