Foumban Royal Palace & Museum

Foumban Royal Palace & Museum

Foumban Royal Palace & Museum
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kelledstyle
Montreal, Canada833 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Friends
The palace has a fascinating museum providing historical insight into the region and the Bamoun dynasty. The diversity of the objects featured in the museum is remarkable; it includes among other handmade furniture, paintings, pictures, statues, manuscripts, masks, and royal clothes. We had a memorable experience visiting the palace with a senior guide who gave us so much information. For more pictures check out my Instagram (IG: kelledstyle), thanks :-)
Written April 17, 2020
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Stay18929244469
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
My daughter and I had an awesome experience touring the Foumban Royal Palace and Museum. Because it wasn't very busy, the two of us had our own personal tour guide which enhanced our experience. Unfortunately, most of the artifacts had already been moved to the new museum next door which will open in the near future, but the information and historical anecdotes that the tour guide provided really made up for a lot of it. Learning the history of the kings going back to the first king in 1394 up to the current king who took the throne just a few months before in December was great. We had the added thrill of getting to see the King as we were there on a Wednesday and that day as well as Friday(?) are the two days that he sits on the front steps of the palace and the locals come and pay their respects. Don't know if I will have the chance to go back and see the new museum but I am hopeful. Overall, it was a wonderful experience and if you are ever in the area and have the opportunity, you really need to go.
Written April 25, 2023
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deboraflowers
New York City, NY150 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Family
To me this is the best museum in Cameroon, because it is entirely dedicated to its people, the Bamun people, its history coming from the Tikar plateaux, the kingdom's expansion, its interaction with its neighbors, islam, and then with the German and French colonizers. It goes through the different Bamun dynasties, and some of the great kings. It is very precise, and totally worth your time. Its a jewel as you learn so much about Bamun culture, and Bamileke culture, as well as the extent to which the Europeans went to try to control the area (burning of the original palace), etc. The guides are very good
Written February 24, 2017
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PHervier
Istres, France16 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Couples
Interesting museum on the Bamoun culture inside the palace with a number of historical exhibits. The guide/curator of the museum is very knowledgeable.
The palace itself built in the early stage of XXth century, was inspired by German architecture King Njoya had seen in Buea.
Written June 1, 2016
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Robert B
Rosenheim145 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Couples
If you come to Foumban you're here for the palace. And you should not miss the museum. It's quite big and the guide is really good. You are also allowed to take a look into the throne room. But unfortunately it's fortbilden to take photos.
Written August 27, 2016
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marvelous22
Yaounde, Cameroon16 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Friends
Particularly attached to the culture bamoun, king reserved from the completion of his palace, in the 1920s, a part of the establishment to the current royal museum. A big tapestry of Njoya and the stretcher where died his son in 1992 welcome the tourists at the beginning of the visit. The traditional headgears, the bells, the fly swatters and the masks of dance which decorate shop windows often date previous centuries. Very well preserved, they are reused during the big parties and give to the museum an alive aspect. The visit, very well organized, turns around both pillars of the bamoun history, the monarchy and the war.
Written July 17, 2016
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sarah s
Cologne, Germany75 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Friends
That museum was one of my favorites in cameroon. Great atmosphere. The guide was amazing. It was a very interesting tour. And not overpriced like other museums in cameroon.
Written September 1, 2015
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nomade123
San Francisco, CA198 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Solo
The visit of the Royal Palace was very interesting thanks to the guide that I got. There is not too much to see but the history of this building and the kings who lived there was amazing, especially the one who invented a new alphabet and also a new religion that was a mixture of Islam and Catholicism. Unfortunately the museum next door that looks like a spider was not open but they let go to outside of it to take pictures of the architecture for CFA 1,000. A little expensive as you could actually take picture from the road.
Written April 28, 2018
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Matthias Brandl, LENTINI Torino / Italia
London, UK696 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Couples
I have never seen better tribal art than at this Royal Museum in Foumban. Needs to be a part if every tourists agenda in Cameroun. The King got a Mercedes Benz as present from the German king at colonial times. He invented an own alphabeth for the Bamounis. How smart is that? HIGHLY recommended!!
Written April 11, 2017
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Shelly S
West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015 • Friends
I visted the Palace of The King and was treated very gracously by the people in the Kingdom. The brass art work was Magnificent and the museums were rich the Kingdoms history. The market surrounding festival grounds was full of beautiful feathered hats and items made by the people! I brought one and I love it!
Written April 16, 2016
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