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Peace Memorial Museum (Beit el Amani)

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Address: Creek Rd, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
Phone Number: +255 24 223 0342

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Worth spending half an hour here

This is a small museum/exhibition of local artifacts, old tools, few paintings etc. Everything is written in English and was informative in a fairly limited way. The entrance fee... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Bristol
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a small museum/exhibition of local artifacts, old tools, few paintings etc. Everything is written in English and was informative in a fairly limited way. The entrance fee included entrance to the next door natural history museum. By western standards this was a pretty depressing dusty collection of stuffed animals and old bones! There was quite a big collection... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

The building is absolutely beautiful and if you are walking by it is worth it to check out the Peace Memorial Museum. However, when we were here June 2015 it was definitely a work in progress. Hopefully, the exhibits will become more organised in the future. Overall, don't go out of your way to go, but if you are in... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

This small building is opposite Stonetown's hospital and we found serenity and cool inside compared to the jostling local roadway. Excellent layout of local Arts and Crafts.

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The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Loved this and had an incredible guide who really explained the history which made it so much more memorable.

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Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

A visit to the museum would.make for an enlightening family trips or just a casual one with friends. Take a look at the dwarf impala that cauhht my eye. And the different type of coral reef on the island

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Thank Suleiman S
Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

Never been inside but it is truly a beautiful building to walk around - the architecture is amazingly beautiful, in my view ! Worth a short walk in that area and also get to see the High Courts & Mnazi Moja Hospital which is an interesting take on Art Deco architecture. It would be great if the road passed state... More 

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Thank Roho Safi n
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

This should be a place to find the collection of Zanzibar culture. But with only 10 minutes walk around inside you'll bored. there's a lot of display congested on one area with less word to explain. No guider to guide you through the museum, just you are left alone to wonder with no one to ask question about anything displayed.... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

Nothing much to see and very disappointing. Looks like they put stuff just for the sake of it and all meaningless.

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Thank Zeezad
Abuja, Nigeria
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016

Very nice looking on the outside, but the tour would probably take like 5 minutes because there is very little to see....

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Thank ekundayo2016
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015

When we visited in Nov 2015, this was a work in progress with little to see (hence the 'poor' rating). The building itself is beautiful and with some effort, this could be another badly-needed attraction for Stone Town. Staff we met there were friendly and committed to better days ahead.

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Thank Dave G

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