Princess Salme Museum at Emerson on Hurumzi

Princess Salme Museum at Emerson on Hurumzi

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dmittleman
Palm Beach Gardens, FL1,444 contributions
Jul 2021
No one knows whether this museum is closed because of Covid or because the owner has died and there is no one to open it. I'm told it was interesting but I'm also told it may never open again.
Written 24 July 2021
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HoxtonGirl2020
London, UK4 contributions
Feb 2021
A visit to this museum is a great introduction into Zanzibari history. Said, who runs the museum, is one of the best story tellers on the island.
Written 6 April 2021
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Tranquillitas
The Hague, The Netherlands9 contributions
Feb 2020
A very well set out and detailed [but not too long] account of the life of the nineteenth century Zanzibari princess who eloped with a German merchant and settled in Europe. She wrote extensively on Zanzibar life and events and made interesting comparisons with Europe. The curator is very well informed and helpful.
This small museum gives fascinating background to a visit to Zanzibar.
Written 11 February 2020
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bsc280
Atlanta4 contributions
Dec 2019
This little museum is rich in history and insights. Said is also a great guide. You can contact him for a Princess Salme tour around Stone Town which gives you many additional insights into Zanzibar of the 19th century. For a richer experience, read Salme's Memoirs of an Arabian Princess before you go!
Written 18 December 2019
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Stuart B
Ogden, UT35 contributions
Oct 2019
The story of the Princess is fascinating. The museum is a little hard to find, but worth the effort. The curator joined us and provided lots of additional info on her life. If you have time, climb the stairs and enjoy lunch on the roof.
Written 22 November 2019
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Marnie B
Ogden, UT15 contributions
Oct 2019
We read about Princess Salme and her book in our Tanzania Lonely Planet book. We found her book available on the internet, then received much more education at the museum and from Said who is the curator. Fascinating history!
Written 2 November 2019
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Scielbi
Santa Fe, NM1,263 contributions
Oct 2019
Interesting and glad we saw it. We had a guide to explain the story which made it even better. I would recommend seeing it with a guide & not go alone.
Written 22 October 2019
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Rosario_it
Belgium1,827 contributions
Nov 2018
The building which hosts the museum is really beautiful and so we had a quick look inside.
As the museum is dedicated to the life of the Princess we didn't go after the ticket desk as it was enough for us to visit the exterior and have some look inside.
Written 13 October 2019
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DiValePt
Dubai, United Arab Emirates124 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
We went without guide, as a museum should have some explanations about what’s inside, but no. Space looks almost abandoned... we pay a fee of 3 dollars, that should help to clean and keep museum good looking, but apparently no... a shame, as content is nice.
Written 7 June 2019
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mushin9
Boston, MA7 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
The museum curator was extremely knowledgeable. The guided tour was fabulous. The guided walk through the life of the Princess takes about an hour. Worth your time.
Written 13 February 2019
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