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“Must see when in Lagos” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Black Heritage Museum

Black Heritage Museum
Badagry, Lagos, Nigeria
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Ranked #5 of 20 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.
Geneva, Switzerland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Must see when in Lagos”
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 and highly recommended!

Visited November 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 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
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“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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18 reviews 18 reviews
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“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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