Liberian National Museum, Monrovia

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Get an overview of Liberian history, politics, and culture at Liberian National Museum, housed in a former colonial legislature building. View presidential papers, vintage postage stamps, private documents, and a collection of photos and maps related to Liberian independence in 1847. Founded in 1958, the museum is packed with traditional Liberian household furniture, utensils, and handicrafts (look for a dining table donated by Queen Victoria to the country's first Connecticut-born president). You can arrange for a viewing of video material related to the use of masks and dances, and browse for souvenirs at the arts and crafts shop on site. The museum also houses a contemporary arts gallery. Make Liberian National Museum part of your personalized Monrovia itinerary using our Monrovia trip itinerary maker .
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  • Old executive mansion damaged during civil war that’s now been upgraded to a fine national museum. Much of the collection disappeared during the war but is now being brought back. Ground floor has ver...  more »
  • After 14 years of war and mayhem, it's good to see that something is still there. Keep it up. Need for more information and materials for the personnel.  more »
  • Fascinating history, but could be more interestingly presented.
  • Museum was closed, but located with the museum is the Centennial Pavillion which has history inside of all President's of Liberia. When a new President is inaugurated this is where it takes place!
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