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Palace Museum (Beit al-Sahel)

Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
+255 24 223 1158
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A look at the Life of the Sultans of Zanzibar

This was a good tour and I wish I had more time to go through it in detail. There is amazing... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rob S
Toronto Canada
Really interesting

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

Reviewed 9 July 2017
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Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
+255 24 223 1158
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a good tour and I wish I had more time to go through it in detail. There is amazing history here. World history flows through these walls, the slave trade, colonialism, the abolition of slavery... Take the time and learn a little of...More

Thank Rob S
Reviewed 9 July 2017

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 23 June 2017

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 21 June 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 21 June 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 28 May 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 21 May 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 19 April 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.

1  Thank azmdxb
Reviewed 7 April 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 19 March 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
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