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Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral

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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
+255 24 223 5348
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Not a light hearted visit but very interesting and educational. The museum talks you through the history of the slave trade with some personal stories and attributes along the way! Took about 25 minutes to go through and read everything which is about the right...More

Thank NaomiF2901
Reviewed 4 days ago

We chose to learn more of the dark history of the old slave trade. The museum presentation was very well presented, and the Anglican Cathedral , lends great dignity to the the slave market square . The vaults where the slaves were held in horrible...More

Thank CarolGU1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really a place to go for the history and understanding what is Zanzibar, don't miss to come here , really important

Thank Tristan P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour was very informative and should be a must if you want to learn a little about the history of Zanzibar. Our tour was given by Christopher aka Morgan Freeman (people say he looks like him) and he was very knowledgeable, expressive and dramatic....More

Thank Theelo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited this exhibit and had a tour with a local guide which was well worth it for the extra information. An eye opening visit that should not be missed when in Zanzibar.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting in understanding the slave trade in Zanzibar. Learned a great deal about slave trade from Zanzibar to Arabic countries.

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Nyalego
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Shelley O
Reviewed 29 September 2018

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

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Reviewed 28 September 2018

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

Thank bjacinto
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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.