Musee National des Costumes

Musee National des Costumes

Musee National des Costumes
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Ciprian D
7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Enlightening experience! The museum is a piece of history left immortalised. Walking through the halls, you can feel the past with its windows, doors, and tiles left unchanged since the 1800s.
The costumes are very interesting to learn about. I definitely recommend hiring a guide as they explain every detail of the various tribes with enthusiasm and charisma.
It's definitely a learning experience and allows visitors to have a deeper understanding of Ivory Coast and its inhabitants.
Written February 4, 2024
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AnaPrataDiasCosta
Lisbon, Portugal209 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Friends
Occupying what was once the governor's house when Grand Bassam was the capital of the Ivory Coast, is now this small, but interesting, museum. One can see costumes used in different regions and some examples of clothes by contemporary designers. It also showcases a few models of typical Ivorian villages, with their very different layouts and shapes. The house itself is interesting as it gives you a glimpse of the French-colonial life in the 19th and 20th centuries. Look for the escape exit hidden behind the wall panel next to one of the windows in the room at the far end on the second floor.

Written October 15, 2022
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Sawmillbloke
Burgess Hill, UK247 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Couples
This museum is not just about costumes of Côte d'Ivoire. It is a museum of the country's history and social anthropology. We had a fascinating and informative visit. Well worth anyone's time yo spend an hour or two here.
Written April 1, 2017
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sleepylady2015
Stillwater, OK25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Couples
Get the guided tour! It was amazing. Learn about the customs and history of Côte d'Ivoire and Grand Bassam.
Written December 31, 2016
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Sam A
Lagos, Nigeria10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Solo
I approached this museum with high hopes and expectations. I wasn't disappointed. The building used to be the administrative and residential home of the colonial masters who made Grand Bassam the country's capital at the time. The guide was very helpful as he showed me round the repository of artifacts and collections stored in the museum. If you want to have a first-hand knowledge of the Ivorian culture, this museum will not disappoint you. There are also life-sized models, sculptures and demonstrations of the country's culture.

Just beside the museum, in the same compound, is an art shop where you can buy as many stuff as you want. In all, it's a great place to be. Worth the visit.
Written August 26, 2016
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KatOre12
Washington DC, DC72 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Friends
On the first floor is a collection of traditional clothing and models of villages. We opted to go without a guide (my travel companion didn't speak French). The upper floor has a collection of photographs from their days as a French colony, which I actually found the most interesting.

The building itself is lovely, though in need of serious renovations. And there are craftsmen selling wood carvings right outside.
Written July 27, 2016
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NnennaWestAfrica
Abidjan382 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Business
We went as a group of over 40 on a Sunday. The guides divided us into 2 groups and were very jovial. I loved their passion. Since the beach is just across, we walked there and came back. Dont miss the "Woloso".. the traditional "Sex Advisor".
Written October 5, 2015
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Peru77
Shanghai, China281 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Friends
A small but very interesting museum showing costumes, architecture, and other items representing the history and culture of Cote d'Ivoire. The docent who gave us the tour (only in French) was well-informed and thorough.
Written July 19, 2015
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out_of_VA
Arlington, VA180 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Friends
The main floor is an ethnographic museum, and deepening on your guide, can be VERY interesting. It's worth going with a guide though. Ours was great, very engaging and quite knowledgeable. And he didn't know that I was there with a friend who is a phd anthropologist who grew up here and taught at the university. She gave him a pretty good grade. The upstairs is a museum of colonialism. Cringe-worthy but interesting, especially the Governor's bathroom.
Written July 16, 2015
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Desniege J
Phoenix, AZ24 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Friends
I enjoy learning about the history in any country I am in. This museum tells the story through costumes. in theory it was a great idea. 1,000CFA admission may be too much. They only had one english speaking guide, so we had to show ourselves around the hot museum. The costumes were nice, but the museum leaves a lot to be desired.
Written October 12, 2018
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