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Palace Museum (Beit al-Sahel): Tours & Tickets

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We saw the house structure, large paintings and well kept historical artifacts of old Oman presence in Zanzibar. Definitely, a place to visit while in Stone town.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank staajabuatravel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a guided tour of the palace. Many artifacts from the Sultan time period. Guide was very good and answered many questions. This is not a gleaming palace. More of mansion that has seen its better days. 3 flights of stairs. i thought it was...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Jzwickey
Reviewed 16 September 2019

The palace which host a museum with objects of Sultans of Zanzibar is quite nice but it needs some works. We didn't enter inside but we had a look at the palace and at the entrance of the building as it was more interesting to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Rosario_it
Reviewed 14 September 2019 via mobile

This museum is supposed to illustrate the history of Zanzibar, more precisely the history of the Saidi family of Sultans of Zanzibar. The palace used to be a beautiful building but now it is literally falling apart. The exhibitions don't fare much better either making...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank GabrielM66
Reviewed 6 September 2019

Museum of sultan artifacts. Most interesting was the porta potty. Otherwise, mostly furniture and some paintings.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank profjt
Reviewed 5 September 2019

if you are short in time, i suggest you skip the palace, since it is not well maintained and the only interesting from my stand point is the balcony view.. the rest of the building is nothing special. If you do have some time to...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank likornios
Reviewed 18 August 2019

This is one of the old palaces of the sultans of Zanzibar, a family ruling the island till 1964. Its genealogy and its rooms and antique objects to use are shown, together with documents about their trade during two centuries. We found this an interesting...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank L-deprost
Reviewed 15 August 2019

The palace is located on the ocean front and it offers a glimpse of the history of Zanzibar and the life of its sultans in the 19th and first half of the 20th century. One can visit rooms that served for public functions, as well...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Carmen194
Reviewed 26 July 2019

This was also part of our Old Stone Town Tour, the Museum itself appeared to be a little in need of some TLC but apart from the a great little stoll through part of Zanzibar history, it is worth spending a little time here to...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank tonyatkinz
Reviewed 18 July 2019

An insight into the history and scandal of Zanzibar. Its needs some love and investment, especially just to preserve the information.

Date of experience: July 2019
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