Freddie Mercury Museum in Zanzibar

The new Freddie Mercury Museum was recently opened in Zanzibar in November 2019, at the home of the Talatis, thanks to the support received from ‘The Mercury Trust’. The organisers thanked all the individuals and institutions for their cooperation and hope that the Museum will soon become a regular must-see feature on the Zanzibar tourist scene.

Located at Mercury House in Shangani, in the heart of Zanzibar Stone Town (Zanzibar, Tanzania), the Freddie Mercury Museum is the first-ever museum dedicated to the legendary rock-music prodigy, Freddie Mercury. It was officially inaugurated on the 24th of November, 2019, commemorating the 28th death anniversary of the world’s most beloved rock icon.

The Freddie Mercury Museum is officially partnered with Queen Productions Ltd. in the United Kingdom, which loaned exclusive pictures of Freddie Mercury through the different stages in his life. This project aims to showcase a detailed accord of the birth town of Farrokh Bulsara, his roots with the Zoroastrian religion, his childhood and upbringing in Zanzibar, followed by his schooling in Panchgani, India, and then the rest of his journey into becoming one of the world’s greatest stars of all time. 

Founders Andrea Boero and Javed Jafferji paid rich tributes to the Freddie Mercury Museum celebrating the Zanzibar-born legend who has touched the hearts of millions, globally. Javed Jafferji shared, “In 2002, being a Queen fan, I came back from the United Kingdom and named this building in Shangani ‘Mercury House’. I always had this vision, it took me fifteen years to make this dream a reality, but it was totally worth it. This is my tribute to the legend who we’ve known and admired all our lives. Being a Zanzibari, I am very happy to be involved in a landmark project, which will cement the history of Freddie for many years to come.”                  

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