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Cultural Heritage Centre

Arusha-Dodoma Road, Arusha, Tanzania
+255 787 135 610
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Diverse Collections

The name is so apt for this place....its a conglomeration of culture and tradition from all parts... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2017
Madhumita S
A Must See

The Cultural Heritage Center is a must see for any safari going through Arusha. Great shopping at... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2017
GigEm1973
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The Cultural Heritage Centre established in the year 1994. Is the first of its kind in Africa dedicated towards exploring the rich treasures derived from African Culture. This family business is the result of culmination of hard work, unwavering dedication and knowledge acquired from the forefathers. At the helm of the affairs is the versatile managing director, Mr. Saifuddin Khanbhai, who has a solid knowledge of African Culture and traditions. Culture Heritage Center has acquired iconic status due to the unique structure of the buildings within its compound and having the treasure chest of African art which is keeping African Art alive. The main building is designed to resemble the Uhuru Peak of Kilimanjaro. It also has an impressive array of arts and crafts including unique masks, Verdite carvings and paintings by famous African sculptures. Cultural Heritage now boasts an impressible Art Gallery was build on his vision which was to promote the work of the local artists. The exterior of the Gallery is imp rived by a drum, shield and spear, all major African symbols. The symbols resonate with the role of the Gallery that is to represent, communicate and celebrate Africa's Cultural Heritage. Among its many world famous pieces of Art is a 18 feet family tree which took 20 years to make. People from all over the world also visit Cultural Heritage, for its unrivaled reputation of having the finest Tanzanite stones which are also found in the Mererani hills of Tanzania, best in the world. The interior has three areas (i) History, (ii) Wildlife and (iii) soul. Ethnographic artifacts fill the History area, the wildlife area consists of contemporary paintings and sculptures of the curvatures roaming the African Savanna and the soul area captures Africa's energy allure and essence. The art gallery also has an amphitheatre which often shows on the life of special Tanzanian tribes like the Maasai, Pygmies and Hadzabe. It is also used for conferences. Also offered at the centre are day rooms found on the top of the building. They serve as resting place in the calm environment after a long safari trp. The spa at the Gallery offers a verity of personal care and treatments. The proceeds from the Gallery go to the conservation of elephants in Africa and the main concept of this is anti poaching clearly defined by the sculpture of the large unique beaded elephant. However, other causes such as orphanages, schools and boreholes and well drilling benefit from the proceeds. The centre also has a restaurant, coffee chop, spice centre, beads centre, and flea shop, which offers a variety of artifacts at different prices. Apart from the art the centre vibrated with warm hospitality. Cultural Heritage is visited by tourists from all over the world. It has been honored by visits from distinguished guests and state leaders such as President Bill Clinton, The prince William of Holland and his wife, Former UN secretary Mr. Kofi Annan, and celebrities such as Cindy Crawford. However every visitor who visits Cultural Heritage is treated as a Celebrity.
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Arusha-Dodoma Road, Arusha, Tanzania
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Reviewed 1 May 2017

The name is so apt for this place....its a conglomeration of culture and tradition from all parts of Africa. A huge collection of furnitures, wooden works, beaded jewelleries, souvenirs which will keep you in awe.More

Thank Madhumita S
Cultural H, Manager at Cultural Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Thank you for your review. The Cultural Heritage has one of the largest Art Gallery on the continent of Africa which has a wide collection of antiques, furniture, masks, wooden, bonze and stone carvings. We also have a unique collection of beaded jewelery, Tanzanite stones...More

Reviewed 30 April 2017

The Cultural Heritage Center is a must see for any safari going through Arusha. Great shopping at excellent prices. Very nice museum. Many pieces of the art work are for sale.

Thank GigEm1973
Cultural H, Manager at Cultural Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2017

Thank you for your review and highlighting our establishment. Cultural Heritage has one of the largest Art gallery on the continent of Africa with lots of African antiques and amazing artworks. Thank you for your visit.

Reviewed 19 April 2017

We were taken here by Heri Africa Tours as complimentary Tour prior to our flight to Zanzibar. I was impressed by the quality of artworks in the Art Center (tallest building). I love paintings so much and seeing those paintings from various artists in Tanzania...More

Thank kokopineda
Cultural H, Manager at Cultural Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

Thank you for your review and highlighting our establishment. The Art Gallery supports local artists and gives them a chance to display their work. There are pleanty of paintings with amazing themes and styles. The Cultural Heritage Centre has also other stores like the bead...More

Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Culturel Heritage is really nice location for travellers. You can buy some little things as a present for your friends and you can find really nice arts there...

Thank Tanyel Y
Cultural H, Manager at Cultural Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

Thank you for your review. Cultural Heritage is the place to shop and buy small knick knack souveniors to Elegant Tanzanite jewellery and has lots of Artifacts and artwork for everyones taste. Thank you for the visit.

Reviewed 11 April 2017

I never expected the museum will be soo huge.we needed 4 hours to look every thing in the museum. Its really nice & work.I heard they are the biggest museum in Africa. Proud of them

Thank ivansam37
Cultural H, Manager at Cultural Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

Thank you for your review and highlighting our Art Gallery, it is one of the largest Art Gallery on the continent of Africa. We are glad you enjoyed it and appreciate your review.

Reviewed 11 April 2017

Worth a stop over which has dinning. Could combine dinning & touring this center in one stop. We wish we had more time to visit there.More

Thank LosDosPenguinos
Cultural H, Manager at Cultural Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

Thank you for your review. At the Cultural Heritage Centre we have many stores like the Spice Centre, Maasai hut, Leather shop, Clothing stores, Beads and Gems centre and one of the largest Art Gallery on the continent of Africa. One can spend the whole...More

Reviewed 9 April 2017

A fantastic place to see wonderful carvings, art and beautiful tanzanite stock in house. Everything they have is well done and the owner Saif was great to work with in the tanzanite area. They have upper class things for sale.More

Thank Ronald G
Cultural H, Manager at Cultural Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2017

Thank you for your review and highlighting our establishment. The Art Gallery has amazing bronze carvings, fascinating stone carvings and quality wood carvings with lots of artifacts, paintings and antiques. We have a wide selection of the most valuable and glamourous Tanzanite stones and jewellery....More

Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

This emporium sells everything!!!! Low and high. Cheap and valuable. Saif, one off the owners is a fountain of knowledge. Seek him out for a tutorial on tanzanite. Also ask for access to the bead room. Treasure trove of trading beads, old and new. Bring...More

Thank Ritz1165
Cultural H, Manager at Cultural Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2017

Thank you for your review and highlighting our establishment. We have various souveniers of all price ranges and the most glamorous Tanzanite Jewelery and a wide selection of beads. One can spend a whole day shopping and learning about the Cultural and traditional values. Thank...More

Reviewed 3 April 2017

We visited the center and enjoyed the all the display and shows. It was cultural and educational and fun.More

Thank Adiyabold
Cultural H, Manager at Cultural Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2017

Thank you for yor review.The Cultural Heritage Centre has lots to offer - It has a Spice centre, Gem Centre, Beads store, Leather hut, Maasai hut, Clothing stores and the largest Art Gallery on the continent of Africa. It is a treasure trove of African...More

Reviewed 3 April 2017

An interesting museum in Arusha. It is actually more of a gallery because everything is for sale. Worth the visit if you have some spare time.

Thank trekkingwiththekids
Cultural H, Manager at Cultural Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2017

Thank you for your review. The Art Gallery has very interesting artifacts and unique African antiques, bronze sculptures, stone carvings, quality wooden carvings and many spectacular paintings from local artists all for sale. Thank you for your visit.

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Banka L
16 July 2017|
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Response from Cultural H | Property representative |
There is no entrance fee to enter Cultural Heritage, You are most welcome to visit us.
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blondechickma
24 April 2017|
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Response from Cultural H | Property representative |
Cultural Heritage is open from 8.30 am to 5 pm from Monday to Saturday and from 8.30 am to 2 pm on Sunday. You are most welcome to visit.
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