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Musee National de Bamako

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Address: Ave de la Liberte, Bamako, Mali

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The National Museum is small, but it's in the National Park which you should visit anyway and inexpensive. It is worth seeing for the splendid masks and statues from around the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2016
Albany, New York
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Albany, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

The National Museum is small, but it's in the National Park which you should visit anyway and inexpensive. It is worth seeing for the splendid masks and statues from around the country past and present collected here. A textile display also was interesting. It is eerie that there are few visitors these days. Terrorism has dried up the tourist trade,... More 

Thank r2croak
Bamako, Mali
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

Very small museum. They have masks, native dress various other items. We had our own personal watcher following us around. It takes about 30 minutes to see it all.

Thank Pohl624
Brindisi, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

There is not much in the museum but it is still worth a visit. The "material" collection and the way it is "exposed" is very original. Some greats stories about how some artifacts were found.

Thank TheChouchous
Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

It is a very nice infrastructure to organize many cultural events from music to painting, sculptures among many others. It requires more activities to have in the agenda

Thank Elizabeth C
Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

It is a magnificent Museum. There are very qualified staff who knows the collection of this Museum. I recommend everyone to start exploring Mali with this Museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

it was great to see antique items from the various tribes of Mali,excellent museum with a great range of masks, musical instruments,ritual objects, textiles and pottery. The range of artifacts was very broad and comprehensive. If there is one thing not to miss in Bamako then I would say it is this museum.

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Blacksburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

First rate museum experience - well worth your time and the minimal admission. Also, it's air conditioned.

1 Thank Carl P
Tbilisi, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

really nice museum, great collection of the Dogon masks and Malian bogolan fabric. Exposition is not very big, but nicely explained and includes real masterpieces.

Thank NikolayTbilisi
Bamako, Mali
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Small but informative. Nice way to spend an hour or so. I especially like the exhibit on local textiles and the models of famous mud mosques. There is a cafe outside.

Thank Laura S
New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The National Museum has recently been renovated and opened.It is very small by world Museum standards,there was work going on ,so it may be expanding. They had one section devoted to wooden artifacts-masks from different areas of mali and figurines of men and women. The captions are all in French and there was a documentary running on the TV which... More 

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