Black Heritage Museum
Black Heritage Museum
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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 last District Officer. Converted into museum in 2002 and contains historical collections of slave trade between Africa, Europe and North America.
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keefyisback
London, UK172 contributions
Feb 2012
ok, it good be sooooooo much better - but in a way, the shabiness and low key makes it even more powerful and moving. it tells the disgraceful story of the 'point of no return' - the evil of the local chiefs who sold their own people to the despicable white slavers. not a fine point in any one's history - but makes it a must - even though you should allow for an hour plus to get there (at least) from posh lagos.
Written August 23, 2012
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Umuderim
Sydney, Australia4 contributions
May 2013 • Family
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.
Written September 4, 2013
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Anago James Akeem Osho
96 contributions
Jun 2018 • Friends
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 is ideal for everyone.
Written June 12, 2018
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LagosE_traveler
Ikoyi, Nigeria70 contributions
Feb 2017 • Business
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!! You find here in the two hot and stuffy unlit rooms some chains and pictures of the slave era ( the pictures are those easily available on google). The tour guides are knowledgeable but one can also read up online!! Don't expect much!! You may meet loads of children in school buses on school trips to location!! They have said, it is under renovation! Let's hope in future that this place will really be improved!!
Written March 10, 2017
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Anniina H
Finland49 contributions
Sep 2014 • Friends
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 and imagine how it was when the slaves saw Africa for the last time. Badagry is a very relaxed place and nice city.
Written September 18, 2014
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Sanket S
Mumbai, India5 contributions
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 just minor up keep and investments, and anyway, this painful part of the nations history should be preserved for ages to come. Point to note: Good to carry your passport as the place is very close to Benin border and immigration officials might hassle you for a quick buck as they did with us.
Written April 21, 2014
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Lovesfood000
London, UK14 contributions
Aug 2013 • Friends
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.
Written September 3, 2013
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Karola7
Johannesburg, South Africa6 contributions
Apr 2013 • Business
This is where to go on a free afternoon if you like to understand more about the Nigerian culture and history. The guides are very knowledgable and friendly. The displays takes you through ancient history, everyday life style and cultural aspects, as well as the political transitions. I learnt a lot and recommend to anyone wanting to know more about the environment you want to do business in.
Written May 5, 2013
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Bayo Omotayo O
Akure Ondo State Nigeria2 contributions
full of education and excitement and all the gallery are well arranged i also of the opinion that Nigeria is ripe enough to have a heritage television where our God given talents can be showcased and to give people like me the chance to work in an ideal station
Written October 26, 2012
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Laura T
Geneva, Switzerland5 contributions
Nov 2013 • Friends
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!
Written November 27, 2013
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