Cultural Heritage Centre, Arusha

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Browse through an impressive collection of masks and sculpted animals at Cultural Heritage Centre, a gallery of sculpture and traditional handicrafts as well as a curio shop. This private establishment run by an England-educated tourism pioneer features a jewelry boutique, restaurant, and a shop selling carvings, gemstones, and books. U.S. Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, Norwegian King Harald, and U.S. Secretary of State James Baker have all paid a visit here. Inspect the collection of modern art and traditional crafts from Tanzania's 120-plus tribes, and then browse the gift store for classy souvenirs. Make Cultural Heritage Centre a part of your Arusha vacation plans using our Arusha online trip itinerary planner .
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  • We were the only people there and wondered why it wasn’t busy. Food good. A lot of shopping and they ship back to the states. Odd items like Dung beetle yard art.  more »
  • Presents itself as a gallery. Is really just a huge supermarket of remembrance. Of course very, very high quality.
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  • My husband and I got everything about Tanzanite explained by the owner. He was very friendly. Throughout the store nobody trys to push you to buy anything. Very relaxed shopping experience.  more »
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  • Nice place to buy Tanzania and other artifacts. Very nice service and excellent food in their restaurant.
  • There is a lot of shopping opportunities if that's what you are looking for, but there is also a very nice art gallery with and extensive collection.
  • Its amazing. Lots to see and learn. Things are quite expensive though compare to other shops.
  • Cultural Heritage is an Arusha must see. It has an extensive collection of African art as well as interesting shops and restaurants.
  • Always love it. A million things to buy and see. Just the best!
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