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Peace Memorial Museum (Beit el Amani)

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Address: Creek Rd, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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+255 24 223 0342

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The peace Memorial is a fine building (style wise, I think I'd class it colonial Art Deco), intended to commemorate the end of the First World War (that definitely touched... read more

Reviewed April 4, 2017
Stockholm, Sweden
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Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed April 4, 2017

The peace Memorial is a fine building (style wise, I think I'd class it colonial Art Deco), intended to commemorate the end of the First World War (that definitely touched Zanzibar). However, nothing is left from the building's original contents. From other reviews I find that the collection changes quite often. During my visit,the subject was crafts, with a nice... More 

1 Thank Yoc11
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed November 12, 2016

This is a small museum/exhibition of local artifacts, old tools, few paintings etc. Everything is written in English and was informative in a fairly limited way. The entrance fee included entrance to the next door natural history museum. By western standards this was a pretty depressing dusty collection of stuffed animals and old bones! There was quite a big collection... More 

Thank JudyBristol
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Reviewed October 12, 2016

The building is absolutely beautiful and if you are walking by it is worth it to check out the Peace Memorial Museum. However, when we were here June 2015 it was definitely a work in progress. Hopefully, the exhibits will become more organised in the future. Overall, don't go out of your way to go, but if you are in... More 

Thank Alesha P
Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed September 28, 2016

This small building is opposite Stonetown's hospital and we found serenity and cool inside compared to the jostling local roadway. Excellent layout of local Arts and Crafts.

1 Thank JudyG53
The Netherlands
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179 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed September 7, 2016

Loved this and had an incredible guide who really explained the history which made it so much more memorable.

1 Thank Anne C
Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed July 16, 2016

A visit to the museum would.make for an enlightening family trips or just a casual one with friends. Take a look at the dwarf impala that cauhht my eye. And the different type of coral reef on the island

Thank Suleiman S
Lima, Peru
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed June 29, 2016

Never been inside but it is truly a beautiful building to walk around - the architecture is amazingly beautiful, in my view ! Worth a short walk in that area and also get to see the High Courts & Mnazi Moja Hospital which is an interesting take on Art Deco architecture. It would be great if the road passed state... More 

Thank Roho Safi n
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed June 13, 2016

This should be a place to find the collection of Zanzibar culture. But with only 10 minutes walk around inside you'll bored. there's a lot of display congested on one area with less word to explain. No guider to guide you through the museum, just you are left alone to wonder with no one to ask question about anything displayed.... More 

1 Thank Josiah T
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed June 4, 2016

Nothing much to see and very disappointing. Looks like they put stuff just for the sake of it and all meaningless.

Thank Zeezad
Abuja, Nigeria
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed January 23, 2016

Very nice looking on the outside, but the tour would probably take like 5 minutes because there is very little to see....

Thank ekundayo2016

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