Established in 1955 to prevent looting of national treasures, The National Museum displays a modest collection of authentic Nigerian art, ranging from carved statues and bronze and terra cotta heads to historical relics and archaeological finds. Go on a guided tour of the halls to observe the ethnographic and archaeological exhibits. Afterwards, stop in the kitchen restaurant, which regularly hosts live jazz, musical, and hip hop shows in the evening. Put The National Museum at the forefront of your travel plans using our Lagos holiday planner.
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The National Museum Reviews
The museum looks good. However, some pieces of information about certain items are wrong. For example, Ikot Ekpene is in Akwa Ibom not in Cross River State. Publicity of the museum is low. Hence, peop... more »
Als dit representatief moet zijn voor het culturele erfgoed van Nigeria... Ze willen wel maar ze zijn zo slordig en ze laten het zo snel verloederen. Tegelijkertijd heeft het dan weer iets ... charman... more »If this is representative of the cultural heritage of Nigeria ... They want to be but they are so sloppy and they let it deteriorate so fast. At the same time, the then again something ... charming on typical Nigerian way..
It was an informative visit for me however more attention needs to be given to the Museum. After making payment, we were told to walk around on our own without a tour guide. This was definitely off for me 😔
It is an historical place to check out, having been there is a unforgettable experience, kids comer, tour guide, National museum Lagos really bring back the old memories.
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