Tanje Village Museum, Tanji

#4 of 15 in Things to do in West Coast Division
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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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  • 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 »
  • This small museum gives a fascinating insight into the Gambian way of life and its traditions. There are a few rooms dedicated to a particular theme, eg musical instruments especially different...  more »
  • Worth a visit and money, a good guided tour
  • I went there with my husband and it was a great surprise! Take the time to enjoy a drink and listen to the music group playing kora! Just an amazing moment!
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