Cultural Heritage Centre, Arusha

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#1 of 30 in Museums in Tanzania
Specialty Museum · Museum
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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  • The Cultural Heritage Centre is a beautiful national museum of art and sculpture. Within the center there is a store which sells tanzanite jewelry. It was recommended to us by our guide. I...  more »
  • We had a chance to use their space to host tedx event....I was among the event managers....The place also has amazing art, good place for tourists to visit and purchase souvenir's ....Amazing place!  more »
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  • Great place to buy some art and souvenirs. The building is shaped as a shield and sword in its design to symbolise the heritage of the Masai people. Most of the art is individually made from one single ebony wood tree which adds to the immense detail and effort they consist of. There are some statues outside the building allowing photos to be taken. You may also enjoy a refreshing beverage at the cafe. Ask for a mango and banana shake, it was amazing!
  • Fantastic place for tourists. The entry to gallery is free and there are lots of souvenir shops too. Inside the gallery, you find African heritage, beautiful arts, woooden sculpture, masks, etc. It is possible to buy some arts too.
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