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Palace Museum (Beit al-Sahel)

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Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was sad to see how rundown the Palace Museum had become but there are still many items on display for visitors to see. We had to cut our visit short in order to get back to the hotel for lunch, which was a great...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Lutzie
Reviewed March 27, 2019

the national museum a monument that its outside looking is completely different from the internal one, you can learn more about Zanzibar sultanate regime inside

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 3DTourcompany
Reviewed March 18, 2019

The Zanzibari people have an amazing heritage and history. Why can't they show some more pride in it? This place has the potential of being awesome, but it sadly looks like furniture someone found after being stored in a barn for 50 years. I didn't...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank DrBSweden
Reviewed March 9, 2019

Interesting to understand some of the history, fascinating artifacts and nice to be a little cooler. Amazing Zanzibar chests examples

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank VE92
Reviewed February 27, 2019

The Palace Museum offers interesting insights into the daily life of the Sultan of Zanzibar. The first floor is dedicated to the rooms of state, while the second floor is for the private quarters of what was the Royal Family of Zanzibar. There are life-size...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Moronge O
Reviewed February 22, 2019

It is really nice place to visit if you are with a good tour guide. Our guide was very informative and funny. We really enjoy our tour. I would recommend to see this place in stone town especially if you are visiting more than one...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 278ausraa
Reviewed February 22, 2019

It shoud represent one of the most important historic building in Stone Town. The government should invest there a lot of money getting this place the role it deserves.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 20, 2019

I really dont want to give this a bad rating but just need to mention that it is still under construction. Has been for 3 years now

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Anita N
Reviewed February 15, 2019 via mobile

Abandonned place too bad wall paintings falling apart few real old furniture covered in dust furniture not restored broken... Lots of employees I wonder what they re paid for and what they do all day...

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Patrick H
Reviewed February 12, 2019

This is the last home of Zanzibar's sultans. Interesting museum, giving an insight in what royal life was like 100 years ago.

Date of experience: January 2019
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