The National Museum
The National Museum
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Penelope W
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Solo
I. I was dropped off at the museum while my family and friends ran errands and shopped in the surrounding block. The electricity was out, but the light from the courtyard and windows was plenty.
2. I’m sorry, but I took one or two photos. Loved all the exhibits. Found the gift shop person friendly and bought quite a few postcards.
3. Mailed them to my parents. My mother thought the art inspiring. Later used them as a teaching aid.
4. I treasure the few I have left in a scrapbook.
5. When my family and friends all met again, we enjoyed refreshments and all traveled back to my dear sister, Oyediya Akinrinmade’s home — just across town.
Written November 7, 2023
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Jydeoo
Lagos, Nigeria2,313 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Friends
After a couple of years since my last visit, I went with a friend to see the Museum this week.
Not much of an improvement in the artefacts and art on display in the Museum since my last visit, but I was pleased that they had so many people visiting that day, and a couple of guided tours were underway.

Tickets were N200 (about 50cents) for adults, and N100 ($0.25) for children.

Opens every day 9am and closes 3pm on most days.

Points for:
-Nice for a short visit. So, even if you have a busy schedule, you can pop in. We spent about 30 minutes in all, to have a quick look at all the galleries.

-Centrally located in Onikan, Lagos Island. It is adjacent to Ikoyi and close to Victoria Island. It is easily accessible, especially if you know the roads around the area.

-Free parking in large car park.

-Nice grounds with trees. Nice place to have a picnic with family/friends.

-Nice museum shop, though dimly lit.

Points against:
-The air conditioning was off is the largest gallery. They said "currently under repairs"

-There's room for improvement in the display and labelling of items, as well as in other aspects of the Museum.

-Photos not allowed in galleries. Why?
Written April 9, 2017
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Ianfung
Hong Kong, China1,226 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Solo
Have not experienced such small and run down 'national' museum for almost 25 years ( 1990s in Cambodia ) and this is supposed to be the biggest economy in Africa! Sure one can understand lack of budget / expertise etc but surely there is zero excuse for a large country not to put some money into its culture showcase....
Written September 18, 2016
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Nagy H
London, UK5 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Couples
Poor exibition, very rude staff, especially where the political exibition is.
Staff was talking loud, laughing, listening to music, sitting on the floor.
No direction where to start and where the rooms are...
Looks like a19 century village museum.
Written January 18, 2016
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tour2nigeria
Lagos, Nigeria65 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015 • Business
The National Museum is not just your regular museum but one that holds vital information about the history of the country. A great place to take the children. The best part of the trip is seeing the Mercedes Benz Limousine the former Military President Major Murhitala Mohammed was assassinated in.
Written January 10, 2015
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Titi_Dokubo
Lagos, Nigeria335 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Friends
The museum looks good. However, some pieces of information about certain items are wrong. For example, Ikot Ekpene is in Akwa Ibom not in Cross River State.

Publicity of the museum is low. Hence, people rarely get to visit. Entry fee is ₦200 and you really don't need the tour guards to show you around.
Written November 13, 2018
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Sophia B
Lagos, Nigeria24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
We decided to go visit the national museum during the Eid public holiday. We were pleasantly surprised. Our tour guide "Figaro" was the absolute best and tickets only cost 1000naira for 8 of us. There's so much to see...old currencies...the car Murtala Mohd died in etc.
Written August 22, 2018
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Anago O
114 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017
This is a place for those interested in learning about the country and what it was like thousands of years ago. The National Museum, Onikan, Lagos is also a place for the tourist who is visiting Nigeria for the first time. It is the first cultural immersion into the multi cultural society that makes up Nigeria. It is a museum that is rich with diverse antiques from the four corners of the country. I recommend this place for everyone. It is advisable to ask questions concerning anything you do not understand, i.e an antique etc.and the guides will be glad to answer you.
Written July 8, 2018
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David O. Aiyeola
Lagos, Nigeria300 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018
I recently returned from the National Museum Benin City and I compared it with the one in Lagos. This is feedback from my clients who happen to have experienced the two museums. For Ambient (Lagos 0, Benin 10) Organisation (Lagos 0, Benin 10) Content (Lagos 0, Benin 10) Funding (Lagos 0, Benin 10) In summary, the National Museum In Lagos is a Joke.
Written January 13, 2018
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Q O
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Solo
Yes, this is not the British, Metropolitan or Gulbenkian museums. Nonetheless, this Nigerian museum contains some stunning works of African wood and bronze artwork that you will never experience anywhere else and that will remind you where Picasso's source Cubist inspiration came from! (Let's not forget that the British Museum stole 2000 bronze works from Nigeria's city of Benin, never to be returned!).This is art from the heart whereas so much Western art is, as critic George Steiner said, "more interesting for its THEORY than for its art." I really think it's very worthwhile seeing this museum for its ART (and not just to be pampered through beautiful galleries as in the US and Europe).
Written October 11, 2016
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