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- Obligatory place of pilgrimage for all Freddy Mercury fans. It is the house where he was born, although he did not live there for long as his parents sent him to India with his grandmother when he was eight years old and when the 1963's Zanzibar revolution they all left for England.
There are only photographs in the museum.
It is the first museum dedicated to him.Written 3 September 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- This is a great old building with many hidden gems inside of great historic significance for the island. When entering be prepared to have someone offer to tour you around for a tip, though I prefer going at my own pace to tour museums. But this museum is a must see with great pieces to see from paintings to households items.Written 16 September 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- 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 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- This is a very unique artistic place.
The henna paintings are equisite! The ladies are extremely talented using this painting technique.
I have purchased one of their artworks and wish had a bigger luggage to take more!
They also do body henna painting in store, so I had my hand done.
A must visit place if one loves art.Written 8 August 2022
- The Beit al Amani houses a museum that condenses the history of Zanzibar, there are some cultural artifacts, and some historical narratives about Zanzibar, but nothing much else. Half-an-hour would be enough to fleet through the exhibits and read the labels on the exbihits. There's an entry fee of TZS 6,000 that also covers the Natural History Museum a few paces from this museum.Written 27 February 2019
- The architecture and people of Zanzibar are wonderful to photograph and Stone town is worth staying at least 2 nights before heading for the most amazing beaches.Written 18 May 2016
- Nice little space in one of the alleyways. It sells handmade products, handicrafts, paintings and soaps. Bought 2 soaps which were elegantly wrapped in handmade paper and smelt nice.Written 29 January 2018
- The beautiful which hosts the Cultural Arts Gallery it's quite attractive because it has been restored preserving the old structure.
The exposition itself it's not very interesting but it's agreable enough to spend some time.Written 12 October 2019
- Upon meeting Hamisi we immediately became friends. He is soft-spoken and welcoming and knows many of the great Tingatinga artists around Tanzania. His prices are fair and he will tell you all about the style and culture of Tingatinga. Also, he is an incredible masseuse! He was trained in Japan in chiropractic massage. I had some neck pain after traveling and after one session with Hamisi I felt totally better- highly recommend!Written 21 April 2021
- When I've entered East Africa Merchants the atmosphere was welcoming. Scent of spices spread all over the shop, great selection of products were displayed thoughtfully and carefully. Above all, the lady who welcomed me with a warm smile knew the products inside out which made my shopping experience even better. I am a big fan of products with stories.
I wanted to buy a bracelet by Lithos but at that time they didn't have the design that I wanted and she said she'll keep me posted. She kept her promise. I am very happy with my Tanzanite bracelet which will remind me of the story of Tanzanite and my stay in Zanzibar.
Thank you for your kindness and for an unusual experience which is rare to feel in the shop!Written 25 April 2022
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