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Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, Stonetown

Mkunazini Road, Tanzania
+255 24 223 5348
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Mkunazini Road, Tanzania
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A visit to this place makes you feel humble and sorry for all the people who were treated as slaves in the past. To read the story and se the conditions under which human beings were held slaves should remind everyone on this planet to...More

Thank LRJ20140926
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The museum is interesting and informative although the manner of presentation is somewhat dull, using a number of boards containing photographs and printed text. The outdoor statue is powerful and it was a worthwhile visit even if the manner of presentation could be improved. This...More

Thank katyhaf
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was expecting something more experiential, however the old slave market turned out to be a museum next to the church. Very informative and extremely moving stories. The church however is of average architecture. Worth a walk through at the most if you have some...More

1  Thank chandknee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Former slave market. If you find a good guide, you can learn the tragic history of the slaves. The church was built on the former slave display area. There is a basement by the former hospital that can give you an idea about the treatment...More

Thank Raultriathlon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Personally we enjoyed reading the massive amounts of text in the museum as they really gave a lot of detail into how slaves were transported, why slavery was popularized in the area, etc. The real quotes from slaves made t come alive. We also got...More

Thank kitthambi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was interesting to learn about the history of slave trade on Zanzibar, but overall not that much to see. We saw the underground chambers where the slaves were kept as well as a small exhibition on the history. Worth checking out, but not worth...More

Thank Lena P
Reviewed 15 June 2017

The guides don't tell you that this Cathedral is built on top of the old slave trading floor, and the altar built on top off the old whipping post used to punish unruly slaves. The slave trade was closed due to David Livingstone handing his...More

Thank ChrisW311
Reviewed 10 June 2017

I would definitely rate this as a must-do in Stone Town to experience the effects of slavery. The history is well detailed and the prison chambers does really give a sense of the horror that the slaves must have experienced. The cathedral is also surprisingly...More

Thank HenriCloete
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

Our visit to Stone town our guide took us to the old slave market and church. It was a very moving experience and the church built on the site was beautiful with some lovely features. The slave holding cell was horrific and really brought home...More

1  Thank wiganthorpewife
Reviewed 22 May 2017

In interesting and informative displays, the Slave Museum told us about a whole other part of the slave trade. The Museum, right in the middle of Stone Town, is a must.

1  Thank ejgCalifornia
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28 December 2015|
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Response from AnglicanZanzibar | Property representative |
Hello, Sorry this is a late reply, yes we do recommend you get a hotel in zanzibar, it will be hard to do a tour and travel back to mainland tanzania on the same day.