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Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, Stonetown

Mkunazini Road, Tanzania
+255 24 223 5348
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Mkunazini Road, Tanzania
+255 24 223 5348
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Reviewed yesterday

After we bought our ticket to the museum we were offered a guided tour by an official guide. Castro provided us with a wonderful tour giving us not just a history of the slave market but Zanzibar itself. We found ourselves spending several hours at...More

Thank Paul G
Reviewed yesterday

Valuable opportunity to understand the history of slavery and the island which was well presented. We had a lovely guide who showed us around and explained the history and we took the time to read the boards in the gallery which went into more detail....More

Thank jojorosie
Reviewed 1 week ago

No need to take one of the packaged tours. You can go to the Slave Market on your own and hire a guide on-site. We started in the dank holding chamber, where slaves were crammed together until they were auctioned at the site where the...More

Thank Dawn960
Reviewed 1 week ago

"The one who does not remember history is bound to live through it again" - George Santyana - The Anglican Cathedral, build on the site of the old slave market in Stone Town is a must-visit. There is a small entrance fee and you get...More

Thank Butterflies22
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came on a Stone Town and Prison Island tour which included a visit to the site of the historic slave market. Our guide was very knowledgeable and gave us a brief history before we went in to read the exhibit information. The personal stories...More

Thank Debbie T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I heard mix results about this museum and I really enjoyed reading all about it. It was really interested to see how people used to treat other people! Dr Livingstone is a relative of mine so was exciting to know that he played a huge...More

Thank Luke K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the former slave marked, museum and the Anglican Church with a guide. Very interesting. The knowledgeable museum guide (which ressembled Morgan Freeman) taught us about the history of the church, took us to the underground cells where the slaves were kept before beeing...More

Thank Catarina S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the cathedral was built by slaves and is the resting place of the man who finally achieved the end of the slave trade from Zanzibar. A cross hanging in the church is dedicated to Dr David Livingstone, made from the tree under which he is...More

Thank MoiraSpeed
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a very emotional experience but a necessary one too. The history of our continent is very important. This is a must see by everyone

Thank Katrina A
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

For only $5 per person, this is a great museum standing on the spot of one of the slave markets in Zanzibar. The first two rooms contain tons of information that is actually very easy to read. Then you can explore the actual chamber where...More

Thank lena_liss
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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.