About Old Slave Market / Anglican Cathedral

The Heritage Centre therefore among other things aims at promoting tolerance, reconciliation and an inclusive society, bridging social and ethnic divides by telling the story of this dark chapter in the region’s history in an open and factual way. The creation of the Heritage Centre, and making it accessible to school children, who are the country’s future leaders, is also aimed to promote interfaith and inter-communal dialogue and understanding. The Site is an important tourist destination, and by improving visitors’ facilities at the site and making it more informative and stimulating, the tourism industry as a whole will benefit, creating jobs and wealth, and helping to reduce poverty. The Heritage Centre among other things is also benefiting many people as it is a great opportunity to promote interfaith relations in Zanzibar.

Must See

  • Know more about East African history from the information boards
  • There was in museum pictures, photographs, and prints, telling the stories of those peoples who were captured, and sold as slaves, mostly to the middle-east area.
  • The culture and architecture

How to reach

  • Take a taxi from Stone Town to the Cathedral


  • Wear appropriate attire and shoes.
  • Carry water bottles and keep hydrated.
  • Wheelchair accessibility available.
  • Pets are allowed and children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Photography is allowed in the Cathedral, but no selfies or loud music.
  • ID is not required at the site.

Visit Time

Sunday : 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Monday : 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday : 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday : 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Thursday : 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Friday : 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Saturday : 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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Time you can spend

2-3 hours


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