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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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