The museum is a place of stories. Stories about Iringa in the past and in the present. Stories about the different people making Iringa their home. Stories about customs, traditions and ways of life. And stories about the fascinating places that make Iringa unique.

The museum is at home in one of the oldest remaining buildings in Iringa, the Iringa Boma. The Boma was constructed in 1914 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 as part of the fahari yetu Project under the University of Iringa. After being re-opened in 2016, Iringa Boma now fulfils its function as a regional museum and cultural centre.

Events

May

18

Iringa Boma International Museum Day

18. May 2018 to 20. May 2018

new exhibits...new approaches...new publics... Read more …

Mar

29

Iringa Boma Easter Special

29. Mar 2018

Get into the groove! Read more …

Feb

14

Iringa Boma Valentine Gala

14. Feb 2018

A night to remember! Read more …

Jun

25

Grand Opening of Iringa Boma – Regional Museum & Cultural Center

25. Jun 2016

Its Iringa's time to shine! The Iringa Cultural Heritage Center & Museum will be officially be opened on June 25th, 2016. Read more …