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Black Heritage Museum

Address: Badagry, Lagos, Nigeria
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Ranked #4 of 10 Attractions in Lagos
Type: Museums
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Owner description: Founded in part by a Nigerian cultural commission, the Black Heritage Museum preserves artifacts and records from the slave route that once ran through Badagry.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

There are several interesting places to see in Badagry. We started at the Oba's palace and got a guide from him who took us around in Badagry for the whole day. We visited the Slave Relics museum, the Brasilian baracoon, the Black heritage museum and the point of no return. It was interesting to see the point of no return... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

The museum should be maintained in a much better way and clear lack of funds and investments shows. But that apart, the place should be a must visit for anyone interested in knowing/understanding some bits of history of Nigeria and Africa at large. The guides are very informative and friendly as well. Government can make this a money spinner with... More

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Genoa, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

A real and interesting place to get a vivid knowledge of African and Nigerian heritage, is must for everyone that needs to learn about Black history

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Geneva, Switzerland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Very interesting day spent there! you learn a lot about the history of slavery, but also the history of Nigeria. Please plan a lot of time when you go there, so you also have a chance to boat to the point of no return. The guide in the museum was very knowledgeable and helpful and we learnt a lot. thanks... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Black Heritage Museum is the soul and heart of all people of African heritage. It a reminder of the pains and agony slavery and trans-Atlantic slave trade imposed on Africans. For every Person around the world, this precious landmarks is a reminder of your root and heritage! A visit to this Heritage Museum is a visit home, a home to... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This is a small but interesting museum. Although it could be better curated, I came away with a greater understanding of Nigerian culture, history and perspective of the slave trade.

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Ithaca, New York, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

The museum is housed in an old colonial house that needs maintenance pronto. It is an average museum where you can get a glimpse into black heritage. The tour guide was excellent

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Lagos
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

It is a good start for anyone who has interest in Black Heritage but don't expect to leave with the whole story and I think better attention could have been paid to the quality of the displays etc. If you combine with the Calabar Museum, then you'll be sure to get a better picture on the Nigerian perspective of slave... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

This is where to go on a free afternoon if you like to understand more about the Nigerian culture and history. The guides are very knowledgable and friendly. The displays takes you through ancient history, everyday life style and cultural aspects, as well as the political transitions. I learnt a lot and recommend to anyone wanting to know more about... More

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Akure Ondo State Nigeria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

full of education and excitement and all the gallery are well arranged i also of the opinion that Nigeria is ripe enough to have a heritage television where our God given talents can be showcased and to give people like me the chance to work in an ideal station

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