Tanje Village Museum, Tanji

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A private open-air museum near the sea, Tanje Village Museum proudly presents the country's natural and ethnographic history. Covering an area of 20,000 sq m (236,800 sq ft), the community-oriented site shelters more than 60 different plant species amid a lush, verdant environment. Displays of handmade crafts, such as instruments, paintings, and blacksmithing products, offer insight into Gambia's culture, family structures, and social hierarchies. Meanwhile, other displays focus on the natural environment of the country, and public workshops let you contribute to the production of traditional wares and art. You can also have a bantaba picnic or visit the local restaurant here. Plan your visit to Tanje Village Museum and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Tanji road trip app.
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  • This museum is nice for knowing a bit more about the Gambian culture, nature, animals, instruments. I got a tour around, which i liked. When i asked i was also shown the houses you can stay in. They.....  more
    This museum is nice for knowing a bit more about the Gambian culture, nature, animals, instruments. I got a tour around, which i liked. When i asked i was also shown the houses you can stay in. They.....  more »
  • Worth visiting this little museum to find out about the culture and fauna of the area. It is a little faded but the information is all there and we learnt a great deal. 
    Worth visiting this little museum to find out about the culture and fauna of the area. It is a little faded but the information is all there and we learnt a great deal.  more »
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  • The museum is in very bad state. It would be pretty interesting and nice if they would look after it properly. Also there is wooden giraffe and when I asked why as those animals doesn’t live in Gambia I was told they put it there so we could have a feeling that we are in forest. That’s nonsense
  • It was beautiful, the whole Gambian culture was captured. The tour guard was great. The captivating part for me was the traditional Gambian compound. It showed the different part of the compound, where the head of the household stays, the apartment for the boys and for the different wives (Gambian is traditionally polygamous). The tree house was also a site to beyond. From the tree house, you can see things happening around.

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