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Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, Stonetown

Mkunazini Road, Tanzania
+255 24 223 5348
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"stone town"
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"anglican cathedral"
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"worth a visit"
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"east africa"
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"sad history"
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"human beings"
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"short visit"
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"small room"
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"moving experience"
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"guided tour"
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"interesting place"
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"holding cells"
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"entrance fee"
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"local guide"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is important, for now in life, to understand these places, practices & periods of indifference & suffering.

Thank GG-CHS
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mans inhumanity to mans is on full display here. This slave market shares the property with a Church. Not sure where God was while this was going on. You can see where the slaves were held prior to being auctioned off. Shackled to cement. There...More

Thank cebcolpitts
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Slave museum exhibit requires a modest fee. Within the building are a time capsule of how the slave trade began, how it operated and how it finally ended. You have a chance to visit the slave quarters below and see how the men, women...More

Thank PKDenton
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the most comprehensive and sobering looks into some of the conditions of the slave trade. I thoroughly enjoyed the tour and felt it gave me further insight into how the slave actually reached Zanzibar port for transportation.

Thank Bushra18
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum was definitely worth visiting and we left feeling very humbled and thankful. As far as I recall there was an entrance fee which actually comes with a private guided tour for your group. This wasn't made clear to us and we were at...More

Thank Jennifer H
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

Very interesting history fascinating!!!! worth while a visit to the slave museum and cathedral We didn't get a guide as you can walk around and read all the info, well set out This site is well looked after so kept up to date and very...More

Thank melbHeather
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

The Slave Museum, Slave Chambers and Cathedral are all located at the same venue and can be seen with one nominal entry fee. This is a must see site (relative to all the other average sites to see in Stone Town) and exposes the visitor...More

Thank Barzinji
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Reviewed 7 January 2018

Very informative exhibition of the slave trade history and it’s effects on Zansibar. On the grounds is also the Anglican Church and a memoir for victims of the slave trade. You can also visit a couple of the under ground prisons where the slaves were...More

Thank SusaMasa
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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

This is an dark side of our history, and it’s important that we never forget. Not a big area, will recommend a guide for the tour.

Thank slowtraveler987
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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

The complex houses the cathedral, old slave chamber, slave monument, museum and gift shop in the middle of Stone Town. It’s $5 entry for all elements. The museum didn’t have any artefacts or visuals in but had plenty of printed information and images. Very interesting...More

Thank Rpickett18
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Str8female3000
29 December 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.
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