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Beit al-Sahel/ Palace Museum

Beit al-Sahel/ Palace Museum Review

This structure was known as the People's Palace, but for a long time the name was a bitter irony. It was here that sultans and their families lived from the 1880s until the revolution of 1964. It now exhibits collections of furniture and clothing from the days of the sultans. A room is dedicated to Princess Salme, daughter of Sultan Said, who eloped with a German businessman in the 19th century. On the grounds outside are the tombs of Sultan Said and two of his sons.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Mizingani Rd., Zanzibar
  • Phone: No phone
  • Cost: US$3
  • Hours: Weekdays 8:30–6:30, weekends 8:30–6
  • Location: Zanzibar
Updated: 09-25-2012

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