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Black Heritage Museum

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Black Heritage Museum

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Lekki Conservation Centre is a hidden gem waiting for tourists to explore. Since it was established in 1990, Lekki Conservation Centre has emerged as one of Africa’s most conspicuous modern nature parks, known for its diversity. The conservation and relaxation centre is a scenic area that offers a tranquil escape from everyday life in the buzzing city of Lagos.<br><br>The reserve area which covers a land area of 78 hectares is located on Lekki Peninsula, next to the Lekki Lagoon, and near the Lagos Lagoon.. <br><br>Approaching the reserve, there's a boulevard of coconut trees which leads to a well laid out car and Visitors Park. It is endowed with an abundance of plant and animal life. Its huge tract of wetlands is set aside for wildlife viewing. Raised walkways enable viewing of animals like monkeys, crocodiles and various birds. There is also a conservation center and a library.
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Rick R wrote a review Jun 2018
Cairo, Egypt86 contributions47 helpful votes
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 alas, this is Africa. Diminishing this location's self-proclaimed importance is neighboring Benin's and Ghana's declarations of the same thing: Slave export capital of West Africa. Far better is Zanzibar's Slave Auction Museum in Tanzania.
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Date of experience: August 2017
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Anago James Akeem Osho wrote a review Jun 2018
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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.
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Date of experience: June 2018
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David O. Aiyeola wrote a review Jan 2018
Lagos, Nigeria288 contributions45 helpful votes
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 that area as well such as the Seriki Williams Abbas Museum and the Mobee palace museum.
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Date of experience: January 2018
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Horst J wrote a review Aug 2017
Pretoria, South Africa2 contributions1 helpful vote
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
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LagosE_traveler wrote a review Mar 2017
Ikoyi, Nigeria68 contributions17 helpful votes
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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!!
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Date of experience: February 2017
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