House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib)

House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib)

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Kevin S
Pontypridd, UK5,826 contributions
Sep 2022
Why are people copying old photos for current reviews? This is what is looks like in September 2022. Closed for the last four years at least, and judging by the amount of work to be done, will remain closed for quite a few more yet.
Written 8 October 2022
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ZanAfat tour guide
Tanzania48 contributions
Aug 2022 • Friends
Therefore the sultan wanted to modernise the island after being exiled in India he learned a lot of things and he went to Europe also he learned a lot of things as well so when he came back to the island he did those things which he saw overthere
Written 3 August 2022
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Yussuf A
Zanzibar Archipelago, Tanzania25 contributions
Nov 2021
National Museum is known as the House of Wonders. The first building in East Africa and Central to be with Electricity/tape water was very higher during colonial time.
Unfortunately now has already fallen down.
Written 1 April 2022
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InfoTraveler
Richmond, VA17 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
This building is partially collapsed and not open. Currently under construction. Nothing to see here.
Written 2 September 2021
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CP
United Kingdom3 contributions
Dec 2020 • Couples
Nice - worth the visit to zanzibar alone, shame u can no longer go in. Something about it not be safe. OMG it's not like it's about to fall down.....
Written 28 March 2021
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Richard W
132 contributions
Jan 2021 • Couples
We did a tour of Stone Town and took great pics of this Historical Town.
Part of the building collapsed a few weeks ago so now they are restoring but will take a long time , luckily we saw it in all its glory before the disaster.
Written 9 January 2021
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K Miriam
Dubai, United Arab Emirates7 contributions
Dec 2020 • Family
We visited it yesterday 25 December 2020. 20 minutes before we visited it collapsed!! (see the news). Luckily we stopped at the church for the Christmas Day service for 20 minutes .

So you can no longer visit it and probably it will be closed for several years whilst they repair it.

Very sad . Apparently it was an icon. Now half the building is in ruins. If you like ruins then visit. But not the beautiful building we had seen and heard about. Tragic . So it will be closed for a while.
Written 26 December 2020
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Maikdj
Hengelo, The Netherlands25 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
The history of this building is nice to hear. But the building itself is not accessible and was surrounded with fences. Its old and needs to be restored.

In the end its just one of the stops on your tour through town, nothing special.
Written 5 November 2020
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SF Guy
San Francisco, CA812 contributions
Sep 2020 • Solo
This building was closed at the time of my visit in September 2020 for remodeling as I understand financed by the Sultan of Oman. But you can still get a great visual of the building from the streets as it towers over the city. I’m not sure when it will reopen.
Written 16 September 2020
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Chris P
Shanghai, China4,924 contributions
Dec 2019 • Solo
This is well advertised, but apparently has been under renovation for some time, so you can only walk past the building and it is covered in scaffolding. There are also sections closed of to the public for the same reason. It must have been spectacular in its day
Written 14 January 2020
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