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Village Museum

Along Bagamoyo Road in Kijitonyama, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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Much better than the National Museum

The museum helps understand the ethnic composition of Tanzania and their traditional architecture... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Patrick N
Great concept, but poor execution

Given the effort we put out to see this place (with terrible traffic jam both ways and high fare... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fei T
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Traditional dance, farming methods and homesteads are on display at this open-air living museum.
  • Excellent19%
  • Very good46%
  • Average26%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible1%
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Along Bagamoyo Road in Kijitonyama, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum helps understand the ethnic composition of Tanzania and their traditional architecture. It was so amazing to notice that each tribe has a distinct, unique and ecological architectural concept despite the fact that they used the same primitive materials mostly mud for walls and...More

Thank Patrick N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Given the effort we put out to see this place (with terrible traffic jam both ways and high fare the Taxi driver charges), I am very disappointed by what this "museum" has to offer. The whole concept of the site is really cool and has...More

Thank Fei T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are many tribes and each has a unique living style either current or historical. Walking through the exhibits provided an close view.

Thank pbreslau
Reviewed 18 June 2017

I have been a resident of 22 years in Tanzania, but it was just last week that i visited the Village Museum. Its a shame that I did not visit this place before. If you are a lover of culture and architecture, this place may...More

Thank Masood-Kheraluwala
Reviewed 5 June 2017

This is a great stop off while in Dar es Salaam. You have to pay a very small fee to enter. The day we went it was only us and we paid extra to watch the tribal dances. This was truly amazing and an experience...More

Thank Yhenini
Reviewed 6 April 2017

This is a great place to see if you want to learn more about local culture and see various examples of homes throughout the region. The dance performance is definitely the highlight and I would recommend making sure you can see the performance. Definitely worth...More

Thank jodaca9601
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Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

They have recreated all the homes from the different regions of Tanzania, and they have a nice dancing/singing show. I would recommend stopping here for around 2 hours, maybe before or after visiting the national museum, but there isn't really enough to do for a...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

A place to visit when you have no other interesting places to visit. This should be better managed to attract more tourists

1  Thank Dang A
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

Thank Mums4Kids
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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shirlylebelo
24 May 2017|
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Response from Dang A | Reviewed this property |
It's name is "Village Museum" with numerous of houses of different Tanzanian tribes. You can visit that place on any day except for rainy ones. It takes abt one to three hours for the visit.
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Celeste B
25 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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