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“A history worth knowing” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Black Heritage Museum

Black Heritage Museum
Badagry, Lagos, Nigeria
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Ranked #5 of 19 things to do in Lagos
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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.
Sydney, Australia
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“A history worth knowing”
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 your forebears. Make time to visit to reconnect yourself and family to the soil where your heritage all started.

Visited May 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Learned a lot”
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.

Visited August 2013
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Ithaca, New York, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Average museum with an Excellent tour guide”
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

Visited July 2013
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Lagos
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Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Good Start but needs a Curator”
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 trade.

Visited June 2013
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Understand more about Nigeria”
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 the environment you want to do business in.

Visited April 2013
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