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Interesting stories about cultures in TZ. I was told an amusing story about the authority of the Tanzanian women.

Aside from the interesting stories about Tanzanian culture, I was treated to a cultural dance by... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2016
Doha, Qatar
Tradition and culture

A beautiful place to learn about Tanzanian culture and the way of life...must see indeed. You can... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2016
Dar es Salaam
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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 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
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.

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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.

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
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
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
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.

2  Thank vannie0525
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
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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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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24 March 2016|
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I can't remember , but it was not very much