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Gidan Makama Museum

Address: Opposite the Emir's Palace, Kano, Nigeria
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Ranked #1 of 7 Attractions in Kano
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Incredible history and beautiful display of a traditional house. The best tour guides by far. Just wonderful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Very interesting place to visit,if you really wants to know the origin of Hausa Fulani and the way of life in the northern part of Nigeria .Just tour around Gidan Makama Museum.So many historic items and pictures on display with well inform tour guide to give you details information of each items.some items on display are for the first settles... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2011

Beautifully renovated exterior. The tour guides are knowledgeable but tend to skip certain details / information as they are sometimes in a hurry to get you through. Some of the historic items on display have not been well kept, but all the same interesting to look at. No pictures allowed in most of the interior halls and no post-cards or... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2004

I lived in Nigeria nearly 3 years (2001 to 2004), and spent about 2 months living in Kano. I toured and took groups to Kano to tour, eat and enjoy this historic and interesting city. The Gidan Makama Museum is where you start any tour of Kano. The museum, in a series of Sudanese-style structures, is a wealth of information.... More

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