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Palace Museum (Beit al-Sahel)

Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
+255 24 223 1158
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Really interesting

Was nice learning about the Sultan and his family. Alot of the old furniture is still there. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Interesting, but so decrepit

We visited the museum/palace as part of our tour of Stone Town with Fisherman's Tours so didn't... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Laura D
Brighton, United Kingdom
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Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
+255 24 223 1158
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was nice learning about the Sultan and his family. Alot of the old furniture is still there. The tour guide was nice and very knowledgeable. Recommend a visit. Lovely views of the harbour and distant prison island

Thank Fums
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visited the museum/palace as part of our tour of Stone Town with Fisherman's Tours so didn't have to pay any entrance fee, but they certainly seem to need to get some money for refurbishment from somewhere!! Like much of Stone Town the building was...More

Thank Laura D
Reviewed June 21, 2017

Gives you just a glimps into what life would have been like. I love history and castel or palaces. Make sure you have a few bucks to tip your guide.

Thank Melissa N
Reviewed June 21, 2017

Place was in disrepair and therefore closed when I visited in May 2017. A guide from Stone Town will be able to tell you about the history as well as the various places through a walking tour.

Thank Woon Y
Reviewed May 28, 2017 via mobile

The lifestyle of the Sultans is well explained and depicted here. The famous 5th Sultan is more captured and narration given for the trade that took place in this part of the world in the 19th century

Thank John C
Reviewed May 21, 2017

the place is on the beach, you can take a quick look before you go to fardani garden and see some of it

Thank mohosman
Reviewed April 19, 2017 via mobile

This attraction is a really nice one and is a corner stone of Zanzibar history. Yet, it is left for ruins and is in a desperate need for a renovation.

Thank azmdxb
Reviewed April 7, 2017

My safari with Regional Tours and Safaris in Tanzania was the best trip I have ever taken in my life, and I have traveled a lot. Maturaf and his team helped us every step of the way. We changed our itinerary some times and the...More

2  Thank belhadjdh
Reviewed March 19, 2017

There is a small entrance fee to this museum and you can either go round on your own (and not learn much) or take a museum guide who will explain everything in detail. It was originally the Sultan's Palace and contains some of the original...More

3  Thank Andrew T
Reviewed March 16, 2017

Was worth a visit although after seeing it and if I ran out of time completely during my Stone Town visit it wouldn't have matter if I missed it

Thank Gooshtie
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