Museums in Arusha

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Museums in Arusha

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  • GaD
    Czech Republic14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Tanzanite Experience is a (free) small but very informative museum. Our guide, Beverly, walked us through and gave us a detailed explanation of what tanzanite is, how it's mined and refined, and what are the characteristics. Beverly was very nice and smiley and it was an overall pleasant visit.

    There is also a shop in front of the museum. I had a limited budget, but Beverly helped me choose the perfect set to match my wishes with my budget. She also advised me on what looked good on me and on the quality of the tanzanite jewellery. I was also congratulated on becoming one of tanzanite owners. It was a nice experience shopping there.

    The jewellery is more expensive compared to the jewellery stores on the street, however, Tanzanite Experience provided me with all certificates and advised me on how to declare / what to show at the airport, so I feel it was definitely worth it. Therefore, Tanzanie Experience recommended.
    Written 13 April 2024
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  • TravelWiznit
    Scottsdale, AZ19 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice place to visit and shop while waiting to depart. Wouldn’t go out of my way to visit but if you need to spend the time somewhere….
    Written 27 February 2024
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  • David N
    88 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Really not worth the entrance fee of 12,000 shillings. Old and run down with little reinvestment. The saving grace is an enormous turtle that roves around the place.
    Written 4 March 2024
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  • __mollybrown
    West Malling, UK12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We went to the House of Gems at Gran Melia Hotel. The service was great. I was looking for two tanzanite loose gems, and could only find one, the Gentleman went through all the gems he had not on display to find the perfect second gem which was very much appreciated.

    The price is also the most reasonable we had seen.
    Written 21 January 2024
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  • Joseph C
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Carol and the staff were all extremely helpful. Great selection of pieces at very reasonable prices. Was able to get a set of tanzanite earrings as a gift for my mom.
    Written 27 June 2023
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  • Awad M
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Participating in art class.hospitality was well offered.The price is also affordable.The artist is talented
    Written 16 May 2023
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  • marjanaway
    Toronto, Canada57 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This small but significant museum is informative in its simplicity, highlighting the proud quest for independence in Tanzania with a historical overview from past to present. It shed light on the aspirations of the founding fathers of the nation. It is next to the monument erected in the honour of the declaration.
    Written 4 October 2020
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  • John Hendry
    United Kingdom43 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Staff are amazing, provide excellent service and always willing to assist with a smile.Will recommend this place to all for a truly amazing experience. Can't wait for the next trip...
    Written 8 June 2018
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  • Margaret L
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful, huge art gallery that was more like a museum than a gallery. The range of art was amazing and the prices were suprisingly reasonable. We had two hours to spend there and we could have spent a full day. Really wonderful
    Written 16 February 2023
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  • Eva P
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A good place for visiting. decorated with some artworks, and it's near a carwash so you can wash your car and have a cold drink.
    Written 28 January 2024
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  • Innocent A
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing Safari with the best só far in Tanzania, I will always recommend Life4Africa and Barnabas a very sympathetic professional.
    Written 21 March 2024
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