Was bit disappointed asI wanted to visit this but due to repair works, this was shut for public, next time.
Did not walk in but the building it's self is beautiful, we did not have lots of time to spend in the town so we opted to visit other places.
The Museum looks a bit shabby but there is no place else to see the vestiges of the sultan's rule in his own palace, including his ebony furniture from India. Right down the street is the Old Dispensary, beautifully renovated
This museum is well worth a couple of hours. It is bright and breezy inside, and the labels are all in English. We really enjoyed it, and there is not much else to do in Stone Town anyway, except shop!
This is an interesting building but quite run down. There is not too much of interest inside and what is there could be presented a little better.
The Sultan's Palace seemed so small and simple,that nothing special to see at all. I took photoes for some Chinese paintings hanging there and checked with my painter friend after I backed to China. He said they were not any master pieces, but flow-producted crafts...
The contents gave you an in sight into the history and guide brought things to life for us, I am not keen on guides but he did a good job. The whole place needs repairing and they are hoping for funds from Oman.
Don't waste your time or money .. there is hardly anything in the building that is even of the time of the palace..crappy furniture ect shoved into hallways. We mainly went to see the Sultans tombs written up in Lonely Planet...no one even seemed to know where they were located. We finally found them in a dry lot next to... More
This impressive building is one of the first sights you see when arriving by ferry. It dominates the waterfront. The visitor gets a fascinating insight into life at the sultan's court and family life. Many rooms are authentically furnished. There are also some interesting documents and exhibits. It is often hard to read the labels on exhibits due to poor... More
Not much to learn except that Zanzibar and Oman were ruled by the same Sultan for a long while... Better things to do in Stone Town and Zanzibar.
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