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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  • This is a unique place which you can't find anywhere else i Africa. It's a place you need to experience.  more »
  • Large one stop center for all things Tanzanian. Reasonable pricing and non pushy sales staff. Whether shopping or looking this is an interesting stop. Recommend. Hope this helps.  more »
  • If you’d like to see a big collection of African art and be able to buy anything from a magnet to a super exclusive Tree of life worth hundred+ thousand of dollars- come here. It’s definitely worth ta...  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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