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Village Museum

Along Bagamoyo Road in Kijitonyama, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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Best Museum in Dar es Salaam

I lived in Dar es Salaam for many years before visiting this museum and regret it. If you have an... read more

Reviewed 26 November 2015
Biche-ChickAbutTown
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Africa
A nice experience

The museum is nice, and the huts are very pitoresque. A disadvantage is the fact that they do not... read more

Reviewed 22 November 2015
Andreea_Ros
,
Bucharest, Romania
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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 26 November 2015

I lived in Dar es Salaam for many years before visiting this museum and regret it. If you have an interest in Tanzanian people and culture (especially if you are not African), this is one where you can learn a lot in a very short...More

1  Thank Biche-ChickAbutTown
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Reviewed 22 November 2015

The museum is nice, and the huts are very pitoresque. A disadvantage is the fact that they do not have any source of light inside, so u cannot actually see the interior very well. The staff is friendly and welcoming. The traditional dance that u...More

1  Thank Andreea_Ros
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Reviewed 13 November 2015

You can enjoy traditional huts as they are built in different regions of Tanzania by different tribes. You will be lucky to see these huts

Thank KALATHINGAL
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Reviewed 8 October 2015

Interesting for tourists to see the various types of traditional huts as they are built in different regions of Tanzania by different tribes. All in all the exhibits appear a bit run down, but the educational value remains as well as the fun for visitors...More

1  Thank Jakob10033
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Reviewed 21 September 2015

ar Es Salaam, the school group I was leading really enjoyed it. The guides were knowledgeable and friendly and the dancers and musicians encouraged the whole group to join in. Cheap entry too.

Thank CrystalRose1958
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Reviewed 9 September 2015

We decided to fill in a day with a visit to this attraction and to be honest, unless they spend some money on it, it's just not worth the hassel. It is run down and in a state of disrepair. I would give it is...More

Thank Grant T
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Reviewed 21 August 2015

Great history revealed when touring the Bagamoya area. Was able to hear about the activities hat took place. Excellent tour guides available. So glad I visited.

Thank Kenya N
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Reviewed 16 August 2015

Nothing new over here, some small old huts....bar and some information about old Tanzania with Bantu kind of life!

Thank Senior S
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Reviewed 6 August 2015

The Village Museum offered our family a really great outing on a Sunday afternoon. Houses from various parts of Tanzania are set out in an open area where you can walk around looking at them, you can also enter the buildings and imagine what life...More

1  Thank venlal
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Reviewed 6 August 2015

This museum was quite fascinating. Seeing the different construction of homes by the many tribes truly varied. You got to tour the houses and see how people lived. There was a tribal dance group which gave quite performance. These dancers were truly enthusiastic about their...More

Thank PGTStJul
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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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