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Princess Salme Museum at Emerson on Hurumzi

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Wonderful personal gem

This is a fantastic little place. We only had a short time in stone town and wondered what to do... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2018
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Lovely small museum

This is a fascinating story told clearly and in an interesting way. Quite small but worth a visit... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2018
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

This is a fantastic little place. We only had a short time in stone town and wondered what to do culturally - we didn’t have any good guide recommendations. But this place was just fantastic. Really in depth information about princess Salme by a dedicated...More

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Reviewed 7 June 2018

This is a fascinating story told clearly and in an interesting way. Quite small but worth a visit. Read her book. She had an interesting life.

1  Thank AnnaDominica
Reviewed 6 March 2018

Princess Salme Museum is a historical treasure from when Sultan's ruled the Spice Islands. Good deal of information about the past (sometimes dark) secrets of the island of Zanzibar.

1  Thank jtudbury
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Nice museum with good location in Stone Town. Nothing very special. Just a history of local princess with Russian blood who excaped one hot morning with German merchant. Her bed and chair. How was your life in Germany, princess Salme? Not a princess one, I...More

1  Thank mikhailnovikov03
Reviewed 14 January 2018

Very interesting museum of Princess Salme’s life. I would highly recommend to take the tour with the curator – it takes about an hour, but is well worth it.

1  Thank SusaMasa
Reviewed 12 January 2018

This is what we went to on our first evening in Stone Town. Princess Salme was quite the lady. She risked her life for love and gave up her royal position to marry.

Thank Susan E
Reviewed 31 December 2017

We would have gone in here after the Palace Museum but there was a $10us cover charge and it really didn't seem worth the price. reducing the price would bring more people in to see it.

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Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

We visited the museum and met with sahid, the curator. His knowledge and passion for the Princess is so apparent and he brought to life his subject. Next day he came to our hotel ( emerson spice) and set up a private viewing of a...More

Thank duchessjp
Reviewed 17 April 2017

I stumbled on this small museum by chance, and what a find it was! This is a labour of love: the curator is totally dedicated to his museum and he will explain with real passion. And Princess Salme was a great women.

Thank Sapetta
Reviewed 26 February 2017

If you want to learn about a strong intelligent woman ahead of her time, there is no better place than at PSM. The curator is passionate and knowledgeable. Moreover, he made time during a hectic weekend to share his knowledge. Feeling very grateful to have...More

2  Thank Mimmina1967
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