Palace Museum

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  • Address: Nyumba Ya Moto St, Zanzibar Town, Tanzania
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Ticket Price: 3 USD
  • Time Required: 02:30 Hrs
  • Tags: Museums, Family And Kids
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Zanzibar was the home of the royal family of Oman for several years and the kings have done their bit to leave behind their legacy on the island. The Sultan’s palace is the erstwhile home of the royal family but has now been converted into a museum. Tourists visiting the place will catch glimpses of the royal life in the 3-storey tall building situated right next to the sea. The ground floor deals with the early years of the sultanate, and as you climb up the building, you will see the subsequent years unfold. This palace was also the home of Princess Salme before she fled the island. The gardens have doubled up as the final resting place for some members of the family. The palace was converted into a museum after the internal revolution in 1964.

Palace Museum Travel Tips

  • Do check out the floor of Sayyida Salme or Princess Salme if you want to know more about her life in Zanzibar.
  • You can buy Princess Salme’s  Memoirs of an Arabian Princess from Zanzibar in the museum.

Entrance Ticket Details For Palace Museum

  • For 5 USD, you will get a guide to show you around.

How to Reach Palace Museum

  • you can get here by taxi or on foot.

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  • Palace Museum Address: Nyumba Ya Moto St, Zanzibar Town, Tanzania
  • Palace Museum Timing: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Palace Museum Price: 3 USD
  • Best time to visit Palace Museum(preferred time): 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Palace Museum: 02:30 Hrs
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  • 2.35% of people who visit Zanzibar include Palace Museum in their plan

  • 41.67% of people start their Palace Museum visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs 30 Minutes to see Palace Museum

Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday

63.64% of people prefer walking in order to reach Palace Museum

People normally club together Forodhani Gardens and Hurumzi Henna Art Gallery while planning their visit to Palace Museum.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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