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Village Museum

Along Bagamoyo Road in Kijitonyama, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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Interesting

Again this attraction could do with a little more funding and a little TLC (tender loving care). It... read more

Reviewed 22 February 2017
Mums4Kids
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
Good experience

The different types of houses are interesting but the show was the best part of the visit. The... read more

Reviewed 6 February 2017
delagecec
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Paris, France
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Traditional dance, farming methods and homesteads are on display at this open-air living museum.
  • Excellent19%
  • Very good47%
  • Average26%
  • Poor7%
  • 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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"on display"
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"guided tour"
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"different kinds"
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"walk around"
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"homes"
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"tribe"
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"explanation"
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"life"
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

Again this attraction could do with a little more funding and a little TLC (tender loving care). It was interesting to see the different kinds and designs of hut built according to which region of Africa they were from. I paid a tiny bit extra...More

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Reviewed 6 February 2017

The different types of houses are interesting but the show was the best part of the visit. The singers and dancers were really nice, we had a good time

1  Thank delagecec
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

Interesting to walk around and see the different housing used in Tanzania over the years. There was also a local cultural show on at the time we were there.

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Reviewed 13 December 2016

a nice place to visit and learn a few things about tanzanian culture, different tribes and activities they indulged. their ways of life. i loved the setting, entry fee is cheap 1500/= TZSH. we did not get a guide but followed trail and read what...More

Thank ric08852
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Reviewed 25 October 2016

This place is certainly worth a visit to get more insight on Tanzanian culture and its various ethnic groups. This village encompasses several styles of thatched hut homes with styles that depict lifestyle of each ethnic group. The village has very clean grounds and I...More

1  Thank Mayday2073
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Reviewed 21 October 2016

Aside from the interesting stories about Tanzanian culture, I was treated to a cultural dance by the residents. I also participated. It was a good experience for. However, it looks like the museum could do with lots of attention from the authorities or the government.

1  Thank DreadlockRasta
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Reviewed 17 August 2016

A beautiful place to learn about Tanzanian culture and the way of life...must see indeed. You can not go all over Tanzania but you can definitely get a glimpse of it all at Village Museum.

1  Thank XCARRENTALS
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Reviewed 12 August 2016

Sunday afternoon in Dar and with a couple of friends we decided to visit the Village Museum. It's very easy to find and close to the city centre. It was hot but not excessively. After you paid your entrance fees, you are left completely on...More

2  Thank Georges N
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Reviewed 18 July 2016

You can see different tribal houses from Tanzania, but they are generally similar from the inside. Enterance fees are the same as National Museum, Tsh 6500 for foreign visitors and Tsh 2600 for foreign students. Don't forget to ask for student prices and show your...More

1  Thank Orkun O
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Reviewed 11 April 2016

This museum consists of an array of mostly mud, thatched huts that depict traditional dwellings of tribes. Dirt floors, and some doorways require you to stoop down. Tools and artifacts used in the dwellings are inside, and it's hard to believe the "beds" that supposedly...More

1  Thank ardenvalia
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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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I can't remember , but it was not very much
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