Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral

Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, Stone Town

Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral

Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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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. The creation of the Heritage Centre, and making it accessible to school children, who are the country’s future leaders, is also aimed to promote interfaith and inter-communal dialogue and understanding. Furthermore The Site is an important tourist destination, and by improving visitors’ facilities at the site and making it more informative and stimulating, the tourism industry as a whole will benefit, creating jobs and wealth, and helping to reduce poverty. The Heritage Centre among other things is also benefiting many people as it is a great opportunity to promote interfaith relations in Zanzibar.
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laurensmiedema
Utrecht, The Netherlands15 contributions
The church is somehow interesting, the monument impressive, but the best thing out here is the very well done small museum at the old slave market. Very well explained, good historical reflections. Well done!
Written 14 August 2022
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StotheN
Stockholm, Sweden379 contributions
I am told that the area where they show the slave quarters at the bottom of the building is not real but actually a local pharmacy. The slave market selling area is correct. The church is wonderful and you have to attend their musical mass!
Written 7 August 2022
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Fredy N
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Couples
The most memorable experience in zanzibar.my wife and i visited the old slave market with suleiman +255756983368.
This was worth a visit to learn the history.this museum is excellent with portrayals of hundreds of years of east africa slavery.dont miss to visit this place and see how the slaves were tortured and treated very sad.
Written 15 June 2022
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LondonE3Traveller
London, UK1,299 contributions
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Worth a visit to learn about the history. Well laid out and plenty of information to understand how the slave trade ran and also how it ended. Recommend visiting as although the stories are distressing it serves as a reminder to not repeat past atrocities.
Written 9 June 2022
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Christina B
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This place is the east Africa slave museum, full of emotions and history. ENables you to understand better the history of the island and the ethnic makeup of the poupulation.
Written 27 May 2022
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jaromirjz
Czech Republic3 contributions
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Unbelievable story and very sad,this is where slaves were bought in east Africa. it's very sad on how they were treated.this is a must do visit when in stone town.the place contains panels describing the slave life.it is the best idea to go with a guide who will explain to you the history.our guide suleiman was very informative and made sure we understand everything.we contacted him through WhatsApp +255756983368
His Instagram @starzanzibartours
Written 10 May 2022
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Amelia Richardson
Durbanville, South Africa3 contributions
The old slave market which is now a cathedral and museum is one that would leave you with goose bumps and horrific memories.. the history of slave trade ..
Written 11 April 2022
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DroomDecor
Hengelo, The Netherlands301 contributions
A place that can evoke a lot of emotion. Especially the cellars where the slaves had to wait for days before being tied to the tree and beaten before being sold is quite shocking. We thought it was a shocking scene and naturally good that this story continues to be told. Apart from the well with statues there is not much to see, except the church and the museum. This is a must-visit place. The entrance is USD 5 per person.
Written 20 March 2022
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Annabel B
Cape Town Central, South Africa170 contributions
brilliant, dusturbing, traumatic, can't believe people did this. The whippings, the conditions, the cruelty. These monsters should be rotting in hell. I wept for what I saw
Written 13 March 2022
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Giles B
10 contributions
Interesting exhibition about Zanzibar's chequered history and about the slave trade. At the entrance we were pestered to take a guide. We didn't and were fine. An enjoyable hour or so.
Written 2 March 2022
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