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Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, Stonetown

Mkunazini Road, Tanzania
+255 24 223 5348
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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

Thank wiganthorpewife
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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.

Thank ejgCalifornia
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Simply put this a must see and must experience. There truly isn't much to see but the guide covers the entire history expertly living one wound in genuine thought ranging over many topics. Q&A session before the room of informative displays adds extra clarity. Very...More

Thank Adeyemi O
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Went thinking there shall be lots to see and visit, but there wasn't much apart from the small room where slaves were kept. Not a must to visit, but if interested in history.. theres an aisle of stories.

Thank Priyanka P
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Not much to see, but good written informations about a Zanzibars part of the history which involved slavery.

Thank Thomas D
Reviewed 21 April 2017

we paid 10000 shilling each to get into the museum and got a tour guide to show us around. He told us all about the past of zanzibar and it was a great piece of history. His english was good and he was very nice....More

Thank LevyShahar
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

The history was quite interesting and the display was so informative. Took me back in time and had me connecting with Zanzibar.

Thank Ayodeji A
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

5usd per person entrance They will try to sell you a guide when you enter, but you dont need one. I think there are enough written explanations inside we didnt get a guide. This is relatively small slave market / castle compared to west africa....More

Thank Lastplaceintheworld
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Hello, I am interested in visiting a historical tour in Tanzania that is closely associated with the Trans Atlantic Slave Trade, you gave an awesome review of the Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral Stonetown,. I am staying in Nairobi, Kenya. My question to you is do you recommend we get a hotel while out there? Or would you recommend I look for something closer in Tanzania? This is on the island of Zanzibar, and my mom doesn't do too well with water... so I was thinking of Tanzania... What are your thoughts? Thank you so much !
29 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.