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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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All reviews stone town worth a visit anglican cathedral east africa sad history short visit small room guided tour holding cells take your time information boards history lesson slave quarters david livingstone underground chambers small museum slavery museum
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Very heart breaking to see the cruelty of man against fellow man. how undignified!. But thank God that our humanity was not entirely lost. We still have some good in us. Kudos for those who fought to end the slave trade. A very useful lesson...More

Thank Nyalego
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When visiting Zanzibar a must visit is to Stone Town, and while there visiting the Old Slave Market. The history behind Zanzibar and what happened on that exact spot is very moving and emotional. It should never be forgotten and everyone should be reminded of...More

Thank Shelley O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Outside the cathedral in the grounds, there is the moving Slave Memorial, which stands as a reminder of the past. We also visited the East Africa Slave Trade Exhibit, which features a series of detailed informative panels to commemorate the abolition of slavery and preserve...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not only does the museum inform the visitors of the scope and injustice done to the Africans who were forced into slave labor but it also makes everyone aware that slave labor continues to this day in many countries, rich and poor. Our guide first...More

Thank bjacinto
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a pretty powerful experience, but there is not much of it. You can see an underground room where slaves were kept, a monument and a small cathedral. Majority of this museum consist of reading - big boards with a lot of interesting information, hanging...More

Thank GCK76
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was much impressed by the quality of information provided in the small museum section. Stone Town does not generally have fantastic museums in my brief experience of it, but this was the best of the bunch. Certainly worth a couple of hours of your...More

Thank Robert B
Reviewed September 12, 2018

The Old Slave Market Museum is a must-visit when on Zanzibar. The museum is well-presented with a wealth of information on hand. You will be offered a guide but it is neither necessary nor compulsory. The information is set out in such a way that...More

Thank Noel H
Reviewed September 8, 2018

An excellent tour of the slave history. Took a while to sit & reflect in respect to the people past & present in regard to their suffering.

Thank Helou64
Reviewed September 5, 2018

A must see if you are in Stone town. A lot of sad and horrible history - which we all should be aware of.

Thank Factfinder90
Reviewed August 29, 2018

The history surrounding this beautiful part of the world is very moving - I found the sculpture and the actual slave areas very moving.

Thank HappyScot3
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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.