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Palace Museum

5/5
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Recommended sightseeing time: 2-3 hours
Address: Mizingani Road, Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania
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Phone: +255 24 223 1158

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While it would have been interesting to take a guided tour thru here, I opted to self guide myself. The palace is beautiful, certainly showing some age, but fairly well kept. I enjoyed seeing the paintings of the old Sultans and princesses, plus there are many old photographs and tidbits to see. The upstairs furniture in the living quarters were very nice, plus the old chests. Certainly well worth the time to spend an hour or more here.

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  • dmittleman
    dmittleman
    Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, USA
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    Closed!!

    This museum has partially collapsed. It is not open nor will it be open any time soon. There are a few exhibits on the outside but there is really nothing to detain you.

    Reviewed on /Date(1627125966000+0800)/
  • Laila S
    Laila S
    Johannesburg, South Africa
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    Shocking for a UNESCO WHSite

    The palace is so run down with cobwebs, torn dilapidated furniture everywhere. The two classic cars are displayed in a backroom garage where all the boda boda's and motorbikes are scattered around. Th...

    Reviewed on /Date(1609809307000+0800)/
  • CaliGuy01
    CaliGuy01
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    Historic Building

    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 g...

    Reviewed on /Date(1600217861000+0800)/
  • DenitsaSofia
    DenitsaSofia
    Sofia, Bulgaria
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    Historical building in deplorable shape

    The museum’s building is in a very bad shape and desperately needs renovation. You may see inside pictures of Sultans and old furniture. It is not a museum worth visiting.

    Reviewed on /Date(1598822370000+0800)/
  • caerleon2013
    caerleon2013
    Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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    Desperately needs some TLC

    This building is in desperate need of TLC, it is indeed sad that it hasnt been looked after as it really has so much potential. It is not only a lovely building with some very interesting pieces of fu...

    Reviewed on /Date(1587522983000+0800)/

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