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Address: Along Bagamoyo Road in Kijitonyama, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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Traditional dance, farming methods and homesteads are on display at this...

Traditional dance, farming methods and homesteads are on display at this open-air living museum.

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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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Newcastle, Australia
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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Mombasa, Kenya
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 was posted about a community or item used. (English/Swahili) i liked it. there were women... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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 really enjoyed seeing the modern tall buildings in the backdrop of this very interesting village.

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Doha, Qatar
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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Dar es Salaam
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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1 Thank Xcar T
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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 your own to stroll through the parc and visit all the different huts from all... More 

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Ankara, Turkey
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 student ID, unless you don't remind, they will price you as a normal visitor. Easy... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 were used (more like punishment racks). One hut was interesting, to be used by the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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