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Address: Badagry, Lagos 550104, Nigeria

Founded in part by a Nigerian cultural commission, the Black Heritage...

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.

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Great Historical Point

This was one of the most enlightening adventures I have ever been on. There is a sadness that dwells in this place but also a reminder of how far we have come. I am honored to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2016
Ashley H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

This was one of the most enlightening adventures I have ever been on. There is a sadness that dwells in this place but also a reminder of how far we have come. I am honored to have been in such a historical place to hear the stories of my ancestors and stand where they once stood.

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Wellington, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

A long way to go for so little when it is such a fascinating part of the country's history. The museum is tiny and only a handful of artefacts

1 Thank hhm501
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016

It's about 2 hour drive from Lagos, but really worth it. There are several black heritage museums in the Badagry area, friendly tour guides. Great escape from chaos of Lagos.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

There are several interesting places to see in Badagry. We started at the Oba's palace and got a guide from him who took us around in Badagry for the whole day. We visited the Slave Relics museum, the Brasilian baracoon, the Black heritage museum and the point of no return. It was interesting to see the point of no return... More 

2 Thank Anniina H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

The museum should be maintained in a much better way and clear lack of funds and investments shows. But that apart, the place should be a must visit for anyone interested in knowing/understanding some bits of history of Nigeria and Africa at large. The guides are very informative and friendly as well. Government can make this a money spinner with... More 

2 Thank Sanket S
Genoa, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

A real and interesting place to get a vivid knowledge of African and Nigerian heritage, is must for everyone that needs to learn about Black history

1 Thank Patydee
Geneva, Switzerland
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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... More 

2 Thank Laura T
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 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... More 

3 Thank Umuderim
London, United Kingdom
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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.

3 Thank Lovesfood000
Ithaca, New York, United States
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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

2 Thank Kunbi A

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