Arusha Cultural Heritage Centre
Arusha Cultural Heritage Centre (Highway A104 & Dodoma Street, Arusha) –– housing a great selection of modern and antique art, the Arusha Cultural Heritage Centre is a place where Tanzania’s past mingles with its present. Explore the history of more than 100 tribes that inhabit the country and pick up carvings, books, gemstones and clothing to take home as souvenirs.
This centre also has an exquisite collection of precious and semi-precious stones – including rubies, emeralds, tsavorite, diamonds, sapphires and opals – from across the continent. Of these, its most highly treasured is Tanzanite – a rare blue/violet stone found only in Tanzania, which is highly sought after internationally. Visitors can purchase loose stones, select from its ranges of hand made jewelry or work with their expert jewelers & designers to create some unforgettable unique pieces. Free admission. Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm daily.