Urithi Tanga Museum
Urithi Tanga Museum
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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Hausserini
Salt Lake City, UT65 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Solo
I visited Tanga primary to see its history in the First World War. This small museum is one of the only remaining monuments to that period of history. While the museum is underwhelming, it possesses some interesting photos of German East Africa—its administration and economy. The tour guide was pleasant and informative. The tour and admission cost $10000 TZ Shillings (2022)
There is no gift shop. Museum located behind the Tanga Library on Independence Street.
Nice stop for anyone visiting the area for more than one day.
Written 27 July 2022
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margery
3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Solo
impressive by the MR MOHAMED SALIM MAZIGE (assistant curator) . He was very knowledgeable and friendly . i would recommend it very much . You are going a good job. I learnt about Totten island.
Written 14 December 2018
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Clive B
Portsmouth, UK96 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Family
The curator and staff make this museum worth visiting as they bring to life the history of the building and what happened in it and in Tanga as the German's came and settled. We learned about the invasion during the 1st World War, the port and the neighbouring island as well as how the Germans ordered the town.

The inside shows how the German Resident lived in the big house, including the view point at the top and the waiting area for visitors, with interesting old photos of Tanga.

I can't remember whether we had to pay to enter - if so it wasn't very much and a tip to the curator can be used to reward his tour.
Written 27 January 2019
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Phil H
Fort Myers, Florida, United States378 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Friends
From Portuguese through German to British and finally independence this museum and its knowledgeable staff educated us.
The “white Gold” of sisal production was fascinating. Signage is in Swahili and English. I was deeply impressed with the curator, Joel, who was not only sensitive to our interests and pace but deeply knowledgeable.
I appreciate the effort Mohamed and Joel put in to preserving historical buildings in Tanga.
It is definitely worth a visit and the Heritage center is encouraged by interest shown by visitors.
Written 14 December 2018
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Ian M
Kajiado, Kenya5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Solo
The Assistant curator was professional throughout the museum tour and also went further to offer a little about finding my way in Tanga and generally on tourism in TZ. The head curator was a friendly chap too. Any visitor interested in the history and culture of Tanga and it's people should have a stop here.
Written 18 November 2018
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Robert W
Dresden, Germany46 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Couples
We got a guided tour through the museum. The guide didn't give much more information then it was written next to the pictures and items.
Pictures of the colonial era and every day life items are displayed mainly. But especially the part about the sisal production was interesting (one room).
More descriptions are missing e.g. about general history of the city.
All in all we recommend a visit.
Written 22 July 2017
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mmiller274
Greater London, UK26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Friends
We visited the museum in April 2017 and were warmly greeted by the director and museum guide. They gave us a very detailed tour round showing us the carefully collected items. They answered all our questions and were very knowledgeable about the history of Tanga. We especially enjoyed the display explaining the different building styles around the city and being taken up to see the viewpoint! Hope to see them expand into the upper floor at some point but the current collection suits the ground floor rooms well. Should definitely visit if you come to Tanga!
Written 7 April 2017
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Jennifer K
12 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Couples
My husband and I visited the place to see historical features of Tanga. Unfortunately we were not impressed. The place is not well organize, not clean and not impressive at all. Even though it was not that clean but still there is soo much to learn.
Written 20 February 2017
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Nazneen
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Solo
The tour guide was a lady when i went recently she was all about money she wanted me to pay asap ...she has no much info ...only old pic framed from google ....boring visit
Written 16 September 2022
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cholderrich
Columbus, OH3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Baraka, our tour guide, did a good job of showing us around the former German colonial Regional Commissioner's home and office, still an impressive building in remarkably good shape. The tour is basically pictures, and your understanding will be enhanced if you listen carefully to remarks about "indigenous resistance" to both German and British colonial rule. The sisal plantations that cover the eastern part of the country were begun by the German colonists, in order to develop a revenue-producing industry. There is a room in the museum where you can learn a lot about this.
We recommend the museum to anyone wanting to learn about the history of colonization in East Africa.
Written 10 August 2021
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