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Black Heritage Museum

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THE DISTRICT OFFICER’S OFFICE. (Badagry Heritage Museum). Formerly known as The District Officer’s Office, built in 1863 by the British Government. Henry F. Pilkington Esq. was the first District Officer posted in 1865, while G. B. Ollivant was the...more
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Badagry, Lagos 550104, Nigeria
+234 805 373 9895
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Reviewed June 18, 2018

If you've come this far, you will visit this museum. Heart-breaking for the topic it addresses, and heart-breaking for its shallow resources for telling the story. After all, 300+ years of slave trade from this location would seem to yield more details and information, but...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Rick R
Reviewed June 12, 2018 via mobile

The renovated Heritage museum has brought back the beauty of this structure that was built in 1863 by the colonial government and commissioned as a museum by Lagos state government in 2003. It houses edifice of trans Atlantic slave trade and some Badagry history. It...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed January 13, 2018

I was glad about the reconstruction work so far. I love the 2 magnificently huge sculptures that now decorate the front of the museum you guys should go see it. I want to suggest that the Lagos State Government support the other little museums in...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed August 7, 2017

very disappointed as mostly everything in Nigeria, places of interest are not managed well at all. sad to see such a lack of committment

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Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Horst J
Reviewed March 10, 2017

i have been to museums in other countries so being a Nigerian, I am quite critical of what I saw here. This is a major museum meant to preserve the history of the dark era of the slave trade, Badagry being a major trade route!!...More

Date of experience: February 2017
3  Thank LagosE_traveler
Reviewed February 20, 2017

knowledge, wisdom and understanding of the culture of the Nigeria and its people. its a must see to tourist from any place in the world

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed January 13, 2017

This museum is a weak point in heritage sites in Badagry. Needs more attention. Some interesting exhibits, but very few artifacts. Some of the building structure is falling apart. Even took a while to get building opened when we visited.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Bch-ave
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...More

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank Ashley648
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

Date of experience: May 2015
1  Thank hhm501
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.

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank Eima34
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February 21, 2019|
Response from jinuset | Property representative |
A full tour package for an adult is N5,000, Half tour package is 3,000 per adult kids are N2,000. for more details and bookings, please call us on 08053729895 or email us pls Thanks.
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July 8, 2015|
Response from Ojelebetv1 |
I don't know the charge for visiting this museum