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House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib)

Mizingani Rd, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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Mizingani Rd, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The history and building itself is amazing, great to see and just before your trip to prison Island. The immense space used and power shown at the time just blows you away if you are interested in the history

Thank Nayan D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were on a guided tour with Fisherman tours organised by our tour operator (Tribes) this once spectacular building seems to have fallen into poor repair. No doubt helped by the humid conditions on the island. An interesting history was given however the building needed...More

Thank wiganthorpewife
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We tried a couple of times to visit thinking it would be good to do when the weather was wet. Unfortunately it gets closed when it's raining as the building is falling apart and it's too dangerous to enter. Let's hope they get funding to...More

Thank Shazandtoff
Reviewed May 18, 2017 via mobile

Truly and frankly speaking something needs to be done by relevant parties. The state if degradation is alarming, if one wasn't a born history lover nothing would appeal. I would propose a stand out print on its relics, artefact, and chambers while serious restoration work...More

Thank Adeyemi O
Reviewed May 18, 2017

Loved this place but can understand the criticism. Beautiful grand old building in a state of dilapidation, but for me this was part of the charm. Turned up in rainy season and it was just me, so explored the various rooms and floors by myself...More

Thank Joshua B
Reviewed May 9, 2017

This must have been a truly magnificent house in its day. It is in desperate need of restoration. I am glad I went and especially appreciated the information regarding the recent history of Stonetown and the effect of tourism.

Thank Maresa d
Reviewed May 8, 2017 via mobile

I visited before the tourist season began and was disappointed to cast my eyes on a structure that should be in better condition

Thank Latasha N
Reviewed April 19, 2017 via mobile

Its one of the places you have to visit in znz very close to the ferry and close to local amenities. Theres a lot of history to see and read. For that educational tpur its really a nice place.

Thank Diana K
Reviewed April 13, 2017 via mobile

The facility is currently undergoing restorations. Limited access at this stage but still an impressive site to visit. Our tour guide painted a very detailed picture of what the house was like in its prime era.

Thank J L
Reviewed April 12, 2017 via mobile

On one hand, this is a nice museum with many Arab relics and also a big ship in the main hall. On the other hand, the building is kind of neglected and looks not maintained. There are many many rooms, but only one room on...More

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Hi, I will be visiting in November and would like to go back inside to do some photography of the doors and of the views from the outside verandas, Will it be open then? and if so what ate the hours and admission costs? Many thanks
September 10, 2016|
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Response from okochacg | Reviewed this property |
Visited there last year December and it was closed. don't know if it has been opened now.