Heritages & Museums



Princess Salme Museum at Emerson on Hurumzi– is a small museum dedicated to the Princess Salme. The Princess was one of 36 children of the Omani Sultan, which at the time also meant ruling over Zanzibar.

Cultural Arts Gallery in Stone Town gives artists and local groups the encouragement and opportunity to sell their products to tourists. You can contribute in the creative and/or organizational and economic area.

Palace Museum (Arab: Beit el-Sahel), actual name is Bait Serkal. Bait El -Sahel was destroyed in the Anglo Zanzibar war of 1886, is one of the main historical buildings of Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania. It is a 3-story building with merlon-decorated white walls, located in Mizingani Road, on the seafront, between the House of Wonders and the Old… Phone: +254 723 417410

Hurumzi Henna Art Gallery– About six years ago, a group of Zanzibari women who were masters of Swahili body painting learned to transfer their traditional designs to paint on canvas and paper. The work combines the flowing floral patterning, typically in dark executed in brown or black dye, with vibrant colors and sometimes collage or contemporary imagery. Address: Hurumzi St, Zanzibar Town, Tanzania

The Beautiful Eyes‘ as a place to present art photography started in May 2008 when three photographers visited Zanzibar for a week of photography. They missed a place to talk, present and to even buy photography.” Visit their website for info about the gallery and workshops; check out their blog for stories such as ‘Belly Dancing in Stone Town.

Peace Memorial Museum, Exhibits relating to Zanzibar history & nature in a whitewashed, Arab-style building from 1920. Address: Benjamin Mkapa Rd, Zanzibar Town, Tanzania


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