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National Museum

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Indipendence Drive, Banjul, Gambia
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Reviewed July 21, 2019 via mobile

Artifacts, photos and reconstructions covering the history of Banjul and The Gambia. Suitable for a visit if around and hour. Small museum but covers interesting aspects of history.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank timbF6107KD
Reviewed May 7, 2019

This is one of the smallest national museums I have ever been to, but it was not a let-down. Crammed full of objects and displays it attempts to convey the prehistory, pre-colonial, colonial and post-colonial story of this country that looks like a finger into...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank RafikiLondon
Reviewed May 5, 2019 via mobile

Our tour guides were very knowledgeable regarding the artefacts in the museum. Both Hadden and Omar were extremely nice, patients and great people to speak with. Thank you for the time you took to explain the different areas in the museum and for explaining what...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank SoniaPoleon
Reviewed March 19, 2019 via mobile

The short and outdated exhibition, but essential to understand the origins of The Gambia state. Interesting artefacts but everything is a bit dusted and crammed. Still worth visiting.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank zimag
Reviewed February 17, 2019

Three floors of exibits, sketching the (colonial) history of The Gambia. We were here as part of a group tour, but free to wander on our own. Most exhibits have an explanation an English nearby. Stairs ony, no lift.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank TinekevB
Reviewed January 25, 2019 via mobile

It’s a small museum but with a ton of material to read. It was interesting for me to see some of the items that originated from my country and had been adopted by the Gambians. It’s worth going to and having a look about. I...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank lizzielicious
Reviewed January 15, 2019

When in Banjul, take a look into this small but fairly well organized museum over Gambian history and a glimpse of the local culture.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jockesvensson
Reviewed May 22, 2018

The exhibits in this small museum have surprising scope and depth with lots of black and white photos, maps, costumes, instruments and prehistoric stone tools - but no masks. Some to the themes include weaving done by men, ceramics by women, Gesseh wedding rituals, shell...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank MRichardson2014
Reviewed October 11, 2017

Main Museum set back from a garden .there is a small entrance fee.poor lighting no aircon /unbearably hot. Some items /pictures are worth a look.but generally disappointing. The Museum artifacts are not kept in good condition

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank michaeldS1905JJ
Reviewed August 21, 2017

The National museum which is located in Banjul offers visitors to revisit the ancient past of The Gambia. The museum chronicles all aspect of Gambian life and how people used to live 1000s of years ago. My journey to this historic museum was very interesting...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank yusuphafatajo
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Response from jockesvensson | Reviewed this property |
As said, it's well worth a visit to see glimpses of Gambian history and traditions.