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A lot said about it on the different tours, currently closed for renovation, but doesn’t look like any work is being done on it. The palace museum is next door. Apparently according to 2guides the wonder is that it had a electric elevator and electricity...More
The building is very attractive and it's located on the waterfront of Stone Town so it's un unmissable landmark. It hosts the Museum of History and Culture.
Anyway, at the time of our visit there were some working ongoing on the building and so the...More
Housing the National Museum of Zanzibar, the House of Wonders was once a magnificent building.
Unfortunately, now it has turned into a ruin and is probably only kept together by the scaffolding surrounding the building... not that is anybody working...
As for the museum exhibitions......More
The external view is beautiful and the history around the construction of the building and the owner is just fantastic. For few minutes you have the impression to go back to the time of sultanate. Nice visit.
This must have been a beautiful building at some point but sadly stands derelict being supported by steel scaffolding. A shame as it should be the stand out attraction in this interesting little town. Not sure why there seems to be no sign of renovating...More
You can see this from outside as it is currently under renovation. Called the House of Wonder because it was the first house in the region to have had an elevator inside it for the 3 floors inside the building... as per our guide... this...More
The name emanates from the fact that it was the first house in Zanzibar to be provided with electricity and an elevator.
Unfortunately in recent years the rear wall collapsed, as the building had fallen into disrepair, and is ‘currently’ under refurbishment. From its appearance...More