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Tanji Village Museum

Main Street, Tanji, Gambia
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Look into the local village life

Museum located near the coastal road so very accessible with the taxi. The museum shows different... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2017
Sarah S
Leuven, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium
Village Life

This was an intersting display of the traditional Gambian campground showing quarters for men and... read more

Reviewed 22 November 2016
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Main Street, Tanji, Gambia
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Reviewed 11 March 2017

Museum located near the coastal road so very accessible with the taxi. The museum shows different aspects of the local culture, meaning music instruments, fauna and flore, batik, ... You also have to opportunity to talk with the people over there or buy some table...More

Thank Sarah S
Reviewed 22 November 2016

This was an intersting display of the traditional Gambian campground showing quarters for men and women, etc.

Thank Canuk88
Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

We were taken there at 16:00 on a Sunday just after all the boats had arrived. Fantastic atmosphere with many people from small children upwards all making a living from the fish

Thank TheMurraysMacbiehill
Reviewed 25 April 2016

When we visit Tanji fisherman village and all its particulars, the tradition of the smoking fish its also very nice to visit the museum.

Thank faticosta
Reviewed 2 March 2016

We rode bikes across the beach from Kololi, and were met by the fishing boats coming in - there was no way of passing, so we watched the hassle and bustle, the fish being carried in from the boats in the sea in baskets, and...More

Thank Debs_Cain
Reviewed 13 February 2016

I have watched this privately owned museum develop over the years into a place that gives one a glimpse into life in The Gambia. It is well worth the time to drive out to visit. You can get a feeling of life in the bush...More

Thank Andy W
Reviewed 1 January 2016

Along the Coastal Road, halfway between Tanje and Batukunku, the Tanje Village Museum (find it in Google Maps) was an unexpected and pleasant encounter; greeted by the smiling welcome of the young curator, I paid a small entrance fee (GMD 200.00) and was accompanied on...More

1  Thank Endro P
Reviewed 8 December 2015

Tanji Village is the principal fishing port and you can spend hours watching the boats come in, the sale of their catch, the smoking of the fish and the wonderful collection of ancient freezers to store the ice before the fish are moved on. A...More

Thank Douglas552
Reviewed 14 October 2015

went got hassle from kids wouldn't leave us alone so couldn't really look round the smell is bad but worth a look don't take too many valuables

1  Thank osprey04
Reviewed 19 May 2015

Tanji Village Museum is the first private museum in The Gambia and well worth a visit. It is easy to find on the South coastal road about a kilometre beyond Tanji village. It is on the lefthand side of the road with the sea to...More

Thank rustyroundabout
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