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Village Museum

Along Bagamoyo Road in Kijitonyama, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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A simple museum, but worth a visit. Interesting to see variation in houses. Museum used to have a... read more

Reviewed 27 March 2016
cgore13
A Visit To Fifteen Villages In A Hour

At the Village Museum I was introduced to the residential habitat for several different tribal... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2016
vannie0525
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Traditional dance, farming methods and homesteads are on display at this open-air living museum.
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Along Bagamoyo Road in Kijitonyama, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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Reviewed 27 March 2016

A simple museum, but worth a visit. Interesting to see variation in houses. Museum used to have a garden where they grew indigenous vegetables, but no longer, sadly.

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Reviewed 7 March 2016

At the Village Museum I was introduced to the residential habitat for several different tribal groups of Tanzania. The replication of the shelters, and the display of artifacts within each, provides a view into life of the various villages.

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Reviewed 2 March 2016

THis is a good concentration of local tribe life in Tanzania. It is nothing special, but if you have a couple of bucks and some time then definatly a place to visit.

1  Thank Psycochem
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Reviewed 25 February 2016

I really enjoyed the way homes were built by the different tribes. It’s like visiting all Tanzania in one afternoon. You learn about the tools they used, the food they ate and how they stored them. I was pleased with the dances and the songs...More

2  Thank Jean Pierre P
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Reviewed 11 February 2016

REally interesting place to visit especially if you travel with children. And as there are not so much interesting places in Dar. It helps to understand life in different regions of Tanzania and africal life in generally. There are all kinds of houses from over...More

1  Thank LucySh
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Reviewed 5 February 2016

There are not many "touristy" things to do in Dar, and given the limited choices the Village Museum is worth a trip. The Museum features different traditional houses from each Tanzanian region or tribe. The houses vary in both construction method and design, depending on...More

1  Thank JodyPWM
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Reviewed 23 January 2016

This exhibit is very tired , they do have local music some times , but one would need to check when . All is not lost as they have a bar on site . It is only of interest if one would like to see...More

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Reviewed 20 January 2016

Basically a tour of huts made of mud . Interesting but once you have seen one ......! There are more worthy sites to see in Dar es Salaam for sure .

1  Thank Jack M
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Reviewed 8 January 2016

It is nice to see but you wont miss anything if you skip it. Slightly overpriced and not very well maintained.

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Reviewed 27 December 2015

The museum is extremely insightful to the myriad of different tribes in Tanzania. I've been here a few times and always enjoyed it until the last visit. I believe they had some funding from the EU but on conditions to be able to run a...More

Thank C K
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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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