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National Slavery Museum

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Address: Km. South of Luanda 18, Luanda, Angola
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+244 923 586 173
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This museum chronicles the history of the slave trade in present day...

This museum chronicles the history of the slave trade in present day Angola.

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Decent, nothing special

It's a small museum with some general history about the slavery in Angola. You can access it during the day though I've occasionally found it closed during hours it was meant to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a small museum with some general history about the slavery in Angola. You can access it during the day though I've occasionally found it closed during hours it was meant to be open. I would advise to pay a visit if you afterwards are planning to take the boat to mussulo for some Beachtime

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Thank VincentRvanH
London
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was shocked to learn that almost half of all slaves came from Angola. Beautiful small museum and nice to get out of Luanda.

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Thank Tuesando
Naples, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small, no English translations but an interesting place. We could make out bits a pieces but it did not tell the story as well as some other slave museums. I think they should up the info. Shopping next door at the craft area was more fun but the combined stop was worth making the drive in all the traffic.

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Thank ceg51
Porto, Portugal
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Its the National Slavery Museum!! And so, should give the visitors the real meaning of the Slavery, specially because this was a Big Deal in Angola. Overall there is some aspects of the slavery well represented, but the subject in matter deserves a real Museum.

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Thank CGN_JPN
Kannur, India
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016

This is situated in Luanda sul (after Benfica) near embarcadouro to Mussulo - 30-40minutes from Luanda Port/Marginal by Car... . A small colonial house with excellent view. Two sides are covered with the ocean. This explains about the history of Angolan slavery mainly about the export to the other countries, the system, vessels used, rate charged. Few maps and photographs... More 

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Thank Sunil Kumar N
Luanda
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Reviewed 14 May 2015

The house which hosts the museum is very nice and well kept. However the museum is arranged in such a way that it doesnt give justice to what slavery meant to Angola.

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Thank Elisa U
Tucson, Arizona
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Reviewed 27 February 2015

When we were at the Slave Museum, the Capela da Case Grande, where slaves were baptized prior to being put on slaver ships was under reconstruction. There wasn't much to see, and yet, you could sense the energy of the place. That, in itself, was worth the trip.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2013

Don't expect too much, actually there isn't a lot to see. Very poor place with only a few photos and objects. In total there are two small rooms with very small information about slavery. The house is very nice and the view is good, as well.

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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2013

This is an old house just south of Benfica owned by a slave dealer. Not a big house. The displays are lightly informative and mostly in Portuguese, of course. There is a parking lot outside the museum parking lot that is usually used by folks catching a boat to Mussulo. If you would be one of those, then this might... More 

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new york
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Reviewed 21 June 2010

guys, nothing to say exept - don't expect something WOW. 2 rooms, I big TV never works, some stuff from that period of time. FEE is not fixed, so be careful with gasosa etc. go there but don't expect to see "Museum"

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