Peace Memorial Museum
Zanzibar, Tanzania
The Beit Al Amaan (House of Peace also known as the Peace Memorial Museum) is located on Creek Road at the southern end of Stone Town in the area called Mnazi Mmoja. It was built in 1925 by the British architect J.H. Sinclair. It is a whitewashed building with a hexagonal plan, with arabesque windows, a large central dome, and 6 smaller domes at each point of the hexagon.

The museum formerly included exhibits on elements of Zanzibar history such as slavery, archaeology, trade, explorers and missionaries, colonial history, and traditional crafts, but today nearly all exhibits have been moved to the developing museum in the House of Wonders and the building functions as a library.


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Zamani Project. "Zanzibar." Accessed March 25, 2015.

Zanzibar Palace Hotel. "The Peace Memorial Museum." Accessed March 27, 2015.
Zanzibar, Tanzania
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