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The National Museum

Awolowo Rd, Lagos, Nigeria
+234 1 263 6005
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A great place to capture history but needs a sprucing up!

So glad I took a tour of this place and saw the beautiful artifacts they had in their museum and... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2018
Colleend55
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Seattle, Washington
Terrible State of The Museum

I recently returned from the National Museum Benin City and I compared it with the one in Lagos... read more

Reviewed 14 January 2018
David Omololu A
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Awolowo Rd, Lagos, Nigeria
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+234 1 263 6005
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Reviewed 17 April 2018

So glad I took a tour of this place and saw the beautiful artifacts they had in their museum and gained more knowledge of the history. But I was truly dissapointed with all of the trash in the courtyard area. I would think this would...More

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Reviewed 14 January 2018

I recently returned from the National Museum Benin City and I compared it with the one in Lagos. This is feedback from my clients who happen to have experienced the two museums. For Ambient (Lagos 0, Benin 10) Organisation (Lagos 0, Benin 10) Content (Lagos...More

3  Thank David Omololu A
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Reviewed 5 December 2017

There is No AC in the building so it really takes away your ability to enjoy the history and culture there . One thing they have kept in its original condition that stands out is the vehicle in which President Murtala Mohammed was assassinated in....More

1  Thank Brian N
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Reviewed 18 November 2017

I was at National Muesum recently invited by some young artists who had their first exhibition just fresh from school.They partnered with the Sickle cell Aid foundation with the good intention to raise funds. Few people attended and not surprising - the place is nearly...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Not easy to find, but worth the effort. The museum houses a great collection of Nigerian art and artifacts, including an explanation of Nigeria's development into one of the world's largest democracies. I was also impressed that the admission cost for nationals and tourists was...More

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Reviewed 4 September 2017

This is the Best kept secret of Lagos, you must seek it out to know why. Also opened on public holidays.

Thank BOF F
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Reviewed 3 September 2017

Hidden away, I did not have much of an expectation as to what we would see. There were many artifacts dating back centuries, however, one needs to know that you are not permitted to take any photographs at all, which truly is a pity and...More

Thank Lutzie
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Reviewed 9 April 2017

After a couple of years since my last visit, I went with a friend to see the Museum this week. Not much of an improvement in the artefacts and art on display in the Museum since my last visit, but I was pleased that they...More

6  Thank Jydeoo
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Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

I always like to visit museums. This one was also a memorable experience, mostly because it is not a national museum you would expect. The building is quite old and there is no air conditioning, but the employees are trying very hard to make the...More

7  Thank Kokica23
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

Needs a refurbishment. Not much here. Hot. Not very well kept displays. Can finish in 20 minutes or so.

Thank Michael M
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