Iringa Boma - Regional Museum and Cultural Centre

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Iringa Boma - Regional Museum and Cultural Centre

Iringa Boma - Regional Museum and Cultural Centre
4.5
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Located in the heart of Iringa in the Southern Highlands of Tanzania, Iringa Boma is a place for education, participation and recreation. Boma is a Swahili word for fortification, perfectly describing the Centre as a stronghold of culture and heritage in the Region. It offers various opportunities to engage with culture and heritage in Iringa, for people from within and from outside the region. The Boma in one of the oldest remaining buildings in Iringa, constructed around 1900 by the German colonial regime to serve as a military hospital. German colonial architecture combined African, Swahili and European styles. After the First World War the British made it their regional administrative centre. From Tanzania’s independence in 1961 until 2014 it was in use as Regional and District administration office offering civil services. Beginning in 2014, the building was completely renovated and restored to its original design. It re-opened in 2016 as a regional museum and cultural centre. THE EXHIBITION The exhibition consist of 5 rooms with different themes: Room 1 – History of Iringa Room 2 – Worship and Healing in Iringa Room 3 – Cultures of Iringa Room 4 – Interactive Display Room 5 – Explore Iringa Region OTHER SERVICES Conference/boardroom hire Boma Cafe - snacks and beverages Iringa Town guided tours Innovation space for cultural events and activities
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1-2 hours
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water bay beach lodge
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania1 contribution
good place
Dec 2020 • Solo
Historical ,took me back in the ancient times. The place is still well kept and peaceful. Great to connect with the ancestors!
Written 19 January 2021
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Chris P
Shanghai, China4 924 contributions
Not much there, but you can still learn something
Jan 2020 • Solo
It doesn’t take long to get around this museum and frankly, there are not too many artifacts presented. Quite a few pictures and art work. There are 5 rooms. The place was neat and well kept and not that expensive. Make sure you go upstairs to see the baskets on display - very well made. Worth a visit if you want to read more about the history of Iringa.
Written 14 January 2020
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Abdulla Msabaha
Mbeya, Tanzania62 contributions
HISTORICAL
Sep 2019
Its nice to know where we used to live and how it used to be back on those days,visit someday am sure you will like it.
Written 17 September 2019
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LikeAnOcean
Wroclaw, Poland68 contributions
Worth a visit
Jun 2019 • Couples
It's a small local museum (just over a half an hour was enough for us to see and read everything) yet information about the Iringa region were nicely displayed and quite interesting. Definitely worth a short visit.
Written 22 June 2019
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petramapu
New York City, NY67 contributions
Lovely small museum
Oct 2017 • Friends
With five rooms on different topics. Interesting visit, lovely people. Cafe was under renovation when I visited.
Written 7 November 2017
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Thank you very much petramapu for your visit and we hope to see you again
Written 27 November 2017
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Jamimahb
11 contributions
Leisure
Oct 2017 • Friends
The place is very beautiful, the people give very great service and information. Virginia & Deonis are well qualified on information giving which make you enjoy iringa history
Written 12 October 2017
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Hello Jamimahb! Thank you for your visit and appreciation. You are very welcome.
Written 27 November 2017
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triciab1945
Portland, OR154 contributions
A Delightful Small Museum
Aug 2017
This is a little gem has five rooms with well captioned displays on the region. It is well maintained in a beautiful historic building that was restored in 2016. The staff is friendly and helpful. In the same building is a terrific cafe and one of the best gift shops in town.
Written 6 August 2017
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Hello triciab1945! Thank you for the visit and the comments. We are honored to welcome you again.
Written 27 November 2017
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CM J
Vancouver Island, Canada332 contributions
Reasonable price
Apr 2017 • Solo
Coffee shop has assorted items to be microwaved, outdoor patio a pleasant location across from the park. The museum itself is limited, the displays well lighted and descriptive.
Written 20 April 2017
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Thank you CM J and you are most welcome
Written 27 November 2017
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friedchickenandchips
19 contributions
Iringa museum
Nov 2016 • Couples
Well laid out informative displays about history of area and culture of surrounding area.
Beautiful building well renovated.
Good cafe.
Terrific
Written 27 November 2016
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Hello friedchickenandchips! Thank you for the positive comments. You are welcome.
Written 27 November 2017
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Alexaduplessis
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania42 contributions
An interesting visit with a great coffee shop
Jul 2016 • Friends
The museum is a very interesting look into the history of Iringa and the region, with some quaint stories that really brings the city into perspective. The coffee shop, run by a couple from Berlin, brings the best of German and Tanzanian cafe culture and fresh food together.
Written 8 November 2016
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Thank you Alexaduplessis, and we hope to see you again
Written 27 November 2017
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