Museum of Civilization
Museum of Civilization
4.5
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

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PeterBrink
Norwich, VT211 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2013 • Couples
The Museum is a first-rate presentation of the several Bamileke kingdoms that have ruled in Cameroon's Grasslands (basically Northwest Region) for centuries - and still do, albeit sharing power with civil authority. Excellent interpretive panels in English and French guide one through all aspects of the civilizations - including the tribal authority of the Fons and their council of Notables. Masks, robes, and instruments used in ceremonial rituals and the Secret Societies are outstanding. Be sure to get to the upper floor where a huge array of amazing sculptures, bead work, and fabric are displayed for the several kingdoms. My favorite piece is an elaborate bicycle, totally handmade of only wood with appropriate hand-woven sitting area.

The Museum also has liaisons with more than half-a-dozen tribal museums located in individual towns in the Grasslands. (I'm writing a review on at least one of these, the Royal Museum in Baham. We did a 5-day itinerary with expert guide and driver through many of these museums and other attractions.)
Written June 1, 2013
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touringsince2017
Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
The Museum of Civilization gives an interesting overview of the history of Cameroon and its people. Explanations are in French and English. Unfortunately, it is very dark in the museum, better visit not too close to dusk as we did.
Written December 1, 2019
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5240r
Newton, MA205 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Family
Decided to visit here on a rainy day in June. We all enjoyed finding out about the history and culture of QC. It was especially heartwarming to find out about the aborigines of QC who lived here long before the French and English colonizers came in.
Written June 24, 2018
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Kevin T
Pittsburgh51 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Friends
Had some extra time one morning so decided to walk through the museum. The museum tells the story of Cameroon and how it came to be. It goes through the migration of tribes across the country and how each kingdom and region is unique along with the history of the colonial period. Greta displays and descriptions in both French and English.
Written June 27, 2017
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deboraflowers
New York City, NY152 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Family
This to me is a jewel in Dschang. This museum is outstanding. The displays are very good, and they trace the history of Cameroon from prehistoric times to modern days. The first part of the museum goes through the archeological finds with all the ancient kingdoms of Cameroon, slavery times, colonization, and independence. then, it dedicates whole sections of the museums to the big ethnic groups of Cameroon: their origin, culture, life, etc. And lastly, the top floor is dedicated entirely to the people of Grassfields (Bamileke people), and its different kingdoms. The quality of this museum is at the same level as museums around the world. Truly worth your time, and your money! You could decide to have a guide for your visit or not. Moreover, the city of Dschang itself is a beautiful city totally worth visiting.
Written February 24, 2017
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Barry O
London, UK266 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Friends
This is a nice museum with displays in English and French. it covers the history of Cameroon, the different tribes and ceremonies with artefacts and carvings including village entrances, thrones, ceremonial masks and costumes and some history. The entrance was 3000 CAF but the audio visual displays were switched off. It's a good experience.
Written September 4, 2015
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margheghi
Milan, Italy391 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Not to be missed if you want to have an in-depth idea of the 4 major regions of Cameroon. Affected objects, well displayed and with signs (hung with tacks) in French and English. Really very interesting, I recommend it
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Written February 4, 2024
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