Urithi Tanga Museum
Urithi Tanga Museum
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
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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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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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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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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Istvan T
Fulda, Germany1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
Stumbled across the museum by chance just before closing but we had a warm welcome by the museum director and the curator. Latter was seeing us through the museum for more than one hour, explaining local and Tansanian history in a very enjoyable and informative way. One of the best museum experiences we had lately. Interesting to see the first World War and colonial german history in a hidden corner of Africa! Great experience and a knowledgable and passoinate tour guide :)
Written 31 July 2019
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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 States372 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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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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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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Kane W
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Solo
What should I say about Urithi? Urithi means Heritage in Swahil, and this museum offers such a glimpse into the past of Tanga.

Tanga has certainly had an interesting past, and I did learn a lot from the tour here (which is cheap at 5000TSH for a 1 hour guided tour), but the tour guide was not the best (being quiet while walking, being uncertain when I asked some questions, pointing out the obvious "this is a fish market where they sell the fish" (when we reached the fish market, without any further information... like what's the point of saying that?, repeating statements many times, e.t.c). While not the best tour guide, it was interesting from a historical perspective. The economy in Tanga is really suffering, that clearly they do not train their guides that well, and the museum is definitley falling into disrepeair.

Nevertheless, Tanga used to be the second largest city in Tanzania, and the history is definitely worth preserving, and the quality of the museum is interesting in ITSELF if anything. So definitely come, especially if you want to see something interesting, on several different levels!!!!
Written 30 July 2018
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Peter M
Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands309 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Friends
First read about the fascinating history of Tanga, then you will understand the importance of the museum and its location.
Written 3 August 2017
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