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Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral

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The Heritage Centre therefore among other things aims at promoting tolerance, reconciliation and an inclusive society, bridging social and ethnic divides by telling the story of this dark chapter in the region’s history in an open and factual way...more
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Mkunazini Road, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
+255 24 223 5348
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Reviewed 1 week ago

part of visit to Stonetown and well worth a visit. Interesting history and nice to see it is used on regular basis

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank lhkuk
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was very interesting, very informative, a lot of history about the east Africa slave trade, also very sad. Definitely worth a visit

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Malpa1507
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very very interesting and really a place not to miss to understand the history of this island We had a real good guide call zaid for half day visiting The architecture The culture From the old pictures in the museum with all explanations to the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you do nothing else in Stone Town, make sure you visitthe slave market. Fascinating history albeit horrific but amazing walk through of historical slavery to modern day slavery. Ticket price includes a tour guide but make sure you tip them at the end. Average...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank VE92
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very informative, humbling, visit. To see what society did and accepted in relatively recent times does make you stop and think. Display boards are actually worth spending time reading, and do allow a good half hour for that

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank FamilyH68
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a walk at Christmas day to see old slave market, and after a some walk, we found this place. It was very impressive to see, what human being can do to another one. There was in museum pictures, photographs and prints, telling the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jukka-pekka A
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a venue that needs to be listed when in Stone Town although some of what the guide tells you needs to be taken with a pinch of salt! Very informative boards give a fair picture but you will need to allow time to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Malcolm P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

takes about 1,5 or 2 hours if you read the whole history that is displayed there. Not to expensive and a worth wile visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Veronique c
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Old Slave Market Site hosts an Anglican Church built on the site of the former slave market and a museum with very informative and captivating displays, both pictorial and written, on Zanzibar's slave history. The displays are numbered, and one can follow the narrative...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Moronge O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With a rich history of this island you should not miss this one. Though it is not a happy experience, it make you value more our freedom now.

Date of experience: February 2019
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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.