Village Museum

Village Museum, Dar es Salaam: Address, Phone Number, Village Museum Reviews: 4/5

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Traditional dance, farming methods and homesteads are on display at this open-air living museum.
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dmittleman
Palm Beach Gardens, FL1,443 contributions
Needs Attention
Jul 2021
This site could be so much more. There are a variety of native buildings from different parts of Tanzania. There is not really enough signage. Some of the buildings are falling apart. The interiors are mostly empty so you don't get a sense for how people actually live. A reasonable place for a quick visit.
Written July 24, 2021
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Muji
28 contributions
Won't recommend it
May 2021 • Solo
Not a lot of things to do.. You are on your own basically.. And there are not enough signs to explain the different types of things and houses there..
Written May 29, 2021
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Sana H
Toronto, Canada117 contributions
Tanzanian village experience
Jan 2021
We're visiting from Canada! Wow-what an extraordinary experience my husband and I had at the Village museum! We paid extra for the tour guide which was very beneficial. Our tour guide shared an immense history knowledge on the Tanzanian culture. It's a cute village setup they have, you get to see how the local Tanzanian's used to live before the civilization. We paid extra for the local dance by the awesome group, which was pretty cool! They did an epic job with the setup of the village.
Written January 26, 2021
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Linus flamingo
Moshi, Tanzania16 contributions
A best place to learn about Tanzania Ethnic Goups
Dec 2019
one of the best place to have quick learning about different Tanzania ethnic groups culture, there are different tradition huts including from my own ethnic group Chagga hut, inside the tradition houses there also some artifact which used by the specific ethnic group in their original place, the Chagga hut, Wakwere, and Haya hut was mt best, if you want more stories about the ethnic group's lifestyle and food you better ask for a local guide.
Written September 18, 2020
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Alex G
Minsk, Belarus3 contributions
Very entertaining
Jan 2020 • Solo
Good place to spend several hours during lay over in Dar. It is hard to make pretty photo there, but the place has a good feel to it and is not expensive. Recommend to pay for Makendy tribal dance. Guide would be also a plus, thought all huts are have good information boards to them
Written January 24, 2020
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mandyt20192019
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania11 contributions
Culture preservation
Nov 2018
I have visited here sevral times because i was studying near by. Its a good place in town to visit to observe the culture in Tanzania and know different types of tribe existing in Tanzania
Written October 9, 2019
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Kim P
Edson, Canada72 contributions
Don’t miss this quick look into Tanzanian architecture
Sep 2019
Self guided in expensive and well worth it. They had a variable of different traditional huts from various tribes of Tanzania
Written September 15, 2019
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Des1963
Johannesburg, South Africa1,704 contributions
TRADITIONAL HUTS
May 2019 • Friends
The Kijiji cha Makumbusho, or Village Museum, established in 1967, is an open-air ethnographical museum located on the outskirts of Dar es Salaam. It showcases traditional huts from 16 different Tanzanian ethnic groups. There are also examples of traditional cultures, and traditional music and dance shows are held daily. I visited while on a long layover.
Written July 28, 2019
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ClaireGo
Mayotte11 contributions
Worth the detour to learn about past customs
Jul 2019 • Couples
Enrance is cheap, you can pay extra for a guide that gives you detailed explanations about the particularities of the different tribes whose houses are built.
Written July 19, 2019
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Zoe G
Adelaide, Australia225 contributions
Worth a look, great outdoor museum but has a strange feel to it.
Jul 2019 • Family
This museum was an interesting experience. Firstly, our UBER driver seemed to have no idea where it was making me think it was not too popular. When we arrived we went and signed in and then has to go somewhere else to pay. Upon arriving at the cashier I was informed that they only take M-PESA which is very strange as I would have thought it is a tourist attraction. I did manage to pay cash but it was a difficult process. Then we went to walk around the museum and we were abruptly asked for our ticket ' give me your ticket' so we then had to go back to reception where I was informed you don't need a ticket unless you are watching the dancing. So quite a process and not tourist friendly. Cost was TSH 6500 adult and TSH 2500 for a child with 100 TSH for 'interest'

The museum, however is very good - informative with well detailed signs, great open air museum and very interactive. we learnt a lot about the different tribal huts/houses and I did find that well worth while.
Written July 14, 2019
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