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Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, Stonetown

Mkunazini Road, Tanzania
+255 24 223 5348
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Mkunazini Road, Tanzania
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Reviewed June 25, 2017

It was interesting to learn about the history of slave trade on Zanzibar, but overall not that much to see. We saw the underground chambers where the slaves were kept as well as a small exhibition on the history. Worth checking out, but not worth...More

Thank Lena P
Reviewed June 15, 2017

The guides don't tell you that this Cathedral is built on top of the old slave trading floor, and the altar built on top off the old whipping post used to punish unruly slaves. The slave trade was closed due to David Livingstone handing his...More

1  Thank ChrisW311
Reviewed June 10, 2017

I would definitely rate this as a must-do in Stone Town to experience the effects of slavery. The history is well detailed and the prison chambers does really give a sense of the horror that the slaves must have experienced. The cathedral is also surprisingly...More

Thank HenriCloete
Reviewed June 9, 2017 via mobile

Our visit to Stone town our guide took us to the old slave market and church. It was a very moving experience and the church built on the site was beautiful with some lovely features. The slave holding cell was horrific and really brought home...More

1  Thank wiganthorpewife
Reviewed May 22, 2017

In interesting and informative displays, the Slave Museum told us about a whole other part of the slave trade. The Museum, right in the middle of Stone Town, is a must.

1  Thank ejgCalifornia
Reviewed May 16, 2017 via mobile

Simply put this a must see and must experience. There truly isn't much to see but the guide covers the entire history expertly living one wound in genuine thought ranging over many topics. Q&A session before the room of informative displays adds extra clarity. Very...More

Thank Adeyemi O
Reviewed May 2, 2017

Went thinking there shall be lots to see and visit, but there wasn't much apart from the small room where slaves were kept. Not a must to visit, but if interested in history.. theres an aisle of stories.

1  Thank Priyanka P
Reviewed April 24, 2017 via mobile

Not much to see, but good written informations about a Zanzibars part of the history which involved slavery.

Thank Thomas D
Reviewed April 21, 2017

we paid 10000 shilling each to get into the museum and got a tour guide to show us around. He told us all about the past of zanzibar and it was a great piece of history. His english was good and he was very nice....More

Thank LevyShahar
Reviewed April 21, 2017 via mobile

The history was quite interesting and the display was so informative. Took me back in time and had me connecting with Zanzibar.

Thank Ayodeji A
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December 28, 2015|
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Response from AnglicanZanzibar | Property representative |
Hello, Sorry this is a late reply, yes we do recommend you get a hotel in zanzibar, it will be hard to do a tour and travel back to mainland tanzania on the same day.