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Tanzanite Experience

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Address: India St | Blue Plaza, 3rd Floor, Arusha 255, Tanzania
Phone Number:
+255 754 600 991
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Today
08:30 - 17:30
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 08:30 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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Visit The Tanzanite Experience and learn about the history, mystery and...

Visit The Tanzanite Experience and learn about the history, mystery and rarity of this precious gemstone, unique to Tanzania. Through a series of interactive tours and visual exhibitions, including a replica of a Tanzanite mine shaft, visitors discover how tanzanite was created, named, mined, cut, polished and graded. There is also the opportunity to purchase tanzanite direct from the source with all gemstones purchase being accompanied by a certificate by The Tanzanite Laboratory™.T

The museum is located in the centre of Arusha and has a store attached and in addition there are also stores at at Arusha Coffee Lodge, Arusha Airport, Manyara Airport and The Manor in Ngoronoro. The Tanzanite Experience is dedicated to create a greater awareness of the rare and precious tanzanite and offers visitors a complete ‘tanzanite experience’.

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Great museum about tanzanite

Very educating, nice stuff, for free! Was exceeding my expectations, really well-made, interactive, can even touch the biggest stones.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
ilzeurbaane
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Riga, Latvia
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Riga, Latvia
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very educating, nice stuff, for free! Was exceeding my expectations, really well-made, interactive, can even touch the biggest stones.

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Thank ilzeurbaane
Tanzanite E, Guest Relations Manager at Tanzanite Experience, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at our museum and learnt a lot about this beautiful gemstone. We would love to welcome you back in the future. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is nice to see places that that actually want to make the best out of local specialities. Tanzanite is only found around Arusha/Moshi, but most is exported as raw to Kenya, India and China for processing. Tanzanite Experience wants to change this and has developed an exhibition about this gem stone and cutting facilities. Worth seeing!

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1 Thank palkar
Tanzanite E, Guest Relations Manager at Tanzanite Experience, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words and lovely review and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at our museum. Please do come and visit us again in the future. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

This was a nice attraction to spend one or two hours at. The tanzanite is such a beautiful blue stone and it is hard to imagine they will no longer be available in 20 or so years. At Tanzanite Experience they stones and finished jewelry for any budget. Beautiful pieces!

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1 Thank Catherine A
Tanzanite E, Guest Relations Manager at Tanzanite Experience, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review and we are very happy that you enjoyed your time at our museum and store. Please do visit us again when you are next in Tanzania. More 

Tokoroa, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Presentation by company. Watch video presentation, tour of replica mine and raw mineral. Ends up in shop but informative information about the stones on sale. Provide free refreshments. Easily accessible - had person in manual wheelchair

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1 Thank BruceD122
Tanzanite E, Guest Relations Manager at Tanzanite Experience, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we are very happy that you enjoyed your tour and that you found the museum easily accessible and the trip informative. We do hope you will visit us again in the future. More 

Evergreen, Colorado
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

This is what I wrote to the Tanzanite Experience: Thank you! I enjoyed my visit to your Arusha location @ November 15. I selected a flawless trilliant, @ 3.5 carats, and love it! My dad was very patient in the cushy leather chair provided in your showroom, thank you! I spent 4 hours (yes) looping, and selecting my stone. I... More 

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Tanzanite E, Guest Relations Manager at Tanzanite Experience, responded to this review

That you very much for taking the time to write this lovely review about your recent trip to The Tanzanite Experience and we are so delighted that you and your father enjoyed your time with us. Selecting the perfect stone can be a time consuming experience but we are very happy that you felt comfortable to take the time and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Being an East African, it's easy to assume you know what to expect when traveling around the region. The usual tourist outlets selling the same old curios, artifacts etc etc. However, I was pleasantly surprised to discover the Tanzanite Experience in Arusha. I had an hour to kill on a Sunday afternoon, found it listed on Trip Advisor's Things to... More 

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Tanzanite E, Guest Relations Manager at Tanzanite Experience, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review and we are delighted that you came to visit us and enjoyed your time learning all about this wonderful gemstone. Being able to share the story of this exceptional gemstone is something our entire team feel passionate about and we are very happy that you clearly experienced this. We do hope you will come... More 

Binfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Surpisingly informative and 'no sales pressure' place to learn about this unique stone. The tour lasts about 30 minutes and tells you about history of tanzanite and how it is mined. We didn't buy anything, and this was not a problem whatsoever.

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1 Thank Alexsas777
Tanzanite E, Guest Relations Manager at Tanzanite Experience, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review and we are very pleased that you enjoyed the tour through the museum and found it informative but without any pressure to make a purchase. We do hope you will visit us again if you return to Tanzania. More 

Spokane, Washington
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51 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

We were shown a short video about the discovery of Tanzanite. Next was a tour of a replica mine which explained and demonstrated the mining process. The 4 c's were explained then we entered the showroom. I appreciated that items were displayed in all income spectrums. I purchased an inexpensive necklace which will be an awesome keepsake from my Tanzania... More 

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1 Thank Satanyah
Tanzanite E, Guest Relations Manager at Tanzanite Experience, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking your time to write a review and we are pleased that you enjoyed your visit to our museum. We hope that your necklace gives you lots of happy memories of your trip to Tanzania in the future. More 

Geneva, Switzerland
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8 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

I would not recommend such a place if one wanted to buy a gem. They look glassy and cheap. Certainly not the sort of thing I like. The sales people seemed glum and bored. What more can I say?

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Tanzanite E, Guest Relations Manager at Tanzanite Experience, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us, and are very sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your experience with us. We really appreciate your feedback as we are always looking for new ways to improve. Our stores are designed in such a way so as to accommodate a wide range of visitors not only tourists –... More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

We had a great experience at this store. The stones were beautiful and staff we're extremely kind. We came in just as they were closing and were happy to open up for us.They never made us feel rushed or pressured even though we knew they were working overtime!

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1 Thank Mathu M
Tanzanite E, Guest Relations Manager at Tanzanite Experience, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at The Tanzanite Experience and it is our pleasure to have been able to assist you. Please do visit us again in the future. More 

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