Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral

Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, Stone Town

Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral

Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral
4.5
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
About
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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dmittleman
Palm Beach Gardens, FL1,393 contributions
Insightful, Powerful
Jul 2021
This site is really a triple threat. The Anglican Cathedral is unexpected in Stone Town. Elegant and large, it attests to the power of colonial influence. The Museum is interesting but mostly information panels. You could spend a long time here but you'd do just as well reading a book about the subject. The Slave Cells are troubling and a must when visiting Stone Town. The cells really give you an idea of how awful man can be to man. Instructive and powerful, everyone should be made to spend some time in these hot, cramped quarters to try to make them understand that this must be prevented in the future at all costs.
Written 24 July 2021
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Mudathir Ally
Stone Town, Tanzania4 contributions
Old Slave Market
Jan 2021
Old Slave Market Mkunazini is great place to visit in Zanzibar and you get full story of slave and how they were live once upon time.
Written 8 July 2021
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Bill M
Saint Louis, MO196 contributions
Sobering
Jun 2021
I had a brief visit as my taxi was waiting. I did a quiick tour of the memorial as well as the holding rooms below the church. Men were very cruel to other men.
Written 15 June 2021
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V Sommer
8 contributions
Important for everybody
May 2021
Important place to understand the history of the island. Its a must for people who are interested in more than the beaches.
Written 2 June 2021
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Hannelie
Johannesburg, South Africa45 contributions
Informative
Apr 2021
Very interesting and informative, although extremely sad and upsetting. Definitely a must see when you're in Stone Town.
Written 2 May 2021
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Esmeralda Fernández
Seville, Spain23 contributions
Slave market history
Feb 2021
There is a lot of historical information as well as seeing what terrible conditions the slaves were kept in before being auctioned, the history might cause you to cry sometimes.
Written 31 March 2021
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miq
Stupava, Slovakia96 contributions
must visit to get some insight to the past
Mar 2021
the cathedral is is surprisingly big but nothing special inside. on the right side you can find the famous sculpture of slaves.
the museum is very informative, lot of pictures and text - so in case you are a bit into historical events, prepare at least an hour here.
Written 28 March 2021
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Ioana
Venice, Italy8 contributions
Historical Slave Market
Mar 2021
The entrance is 5 or 10$, and it's worth it.
Beautiful chapel, and very interesting history.
It was very crowded, that's why I rated it 4/5, but I recommend you going there when in Stone Town.
And it's close to a local restaurant, Luckman.
Written 17 March 2021
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Zlatin_Mlad
Sofia, Bulgaria73 contributions
Must visit
Mar 2021
The place is definitely worth the 5 USD you give as an entrance fee. You can learn a lot of details about this unpleasant part of human history by the guide which is included in the price and there is a gallery where you can find photos and lots more about the slavery in Africa in general.
Written 12 March 2021
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Chernyshyova Vladimirovna
Moscow, Russia10 contributions
Historical information center
Mar 2021
It was worth visiting the old slave market and the Anglican cathedral got a lot of information how the business of slaves was conducted until abolished, it's a bad history to hear. Put in a bucket list when you visit Zanzibar.
Written 8 March 2021
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