Cultural Heritage Centre, Arusha

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#1 of 23 in Museums in Tanzania
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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  • It's an awesome place for those who have an eye for arts and crafts. It's more like a gallery with really cool (super pricey) stuff. It's very tastefully put together. For anyone visiting Arusha, it's a highly recommended spot to visit. There a few shops there as well with more of the affordable stuff. These guys also DHL and UPS office there
  • It's a lovely place to visit. The art is amazing for those who love art. The antique furniture and lots of other things to see.
  • The Cultural Heritage Center is hard to describe adequately in words. Its a stunning collection of ancient artifacts, artwork, carvings, and statues. Its all beautifully displayed and an amazing respite. Stop at Olive Fig Bistro on the Patio! I recommend a Hazelnut Cappacino, Brushetta and the Chicken Alfredo with Mushrooms. Locals get your Bistro discount card!
  • It is a great for art and Its cultural designs. nice view, shops for cultural clothes too. The Restaurants With great food. It a must visit place in Arusha.
  • For any art lover...this is a mini art heaven..from the moment you walk in through the gates..to the time you get into the art gallery ...around 4 floors of beautiful work of art from all corners of Africa..carvings..beadwork to paintings.. Absolutely beautiful. PS photography inside the galleries prohibited.. :(
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