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The Palace Museum is a good place to visit. It is in various states of disrepair and that alone makes it an interesting visit.

There is a section dedicated to the life of Princess Salme of Zanzibar, daughter of Sultan Said. There are family photo's and exerpts of her book - Memoirs of an Arabian Princess. It is an account of her life in the royal court of Zanzibar in the 1800's and is precious as it only one of a kind. Women of Oman and Zanzibar were not taught to read or write so there is little in the way of written history of women. The book was available for sale at the museum - a great read!

The Palace also has displays of furniture acquired by the sultans over the years. Some opulent, some in great need of restoration and repair.

The view from the balcony on the roof is fantastic - you can see over the harbour and over the old buildings of Stone Town.

Address: Harbour Road

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  • Written Mar 2, 2010
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