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“Lost a lot of culture”

Liberian National Museum
Ranked #8 of 14 things to do in Monrovia
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

Many of the artifacts have been destroyed. They are rebuilding the museum to the best of their ability. I enjoyed what I was able to see. If visiting Monrovia, one should definitely stop by.

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Reviewed February 19, 2013

I really enjoyed this museum. It is limited but it is a Liberian story - a work in progress. I look forward to seeing it change in the future.

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Reviewed January 22, 2012

Very interesting...and a must see for tourists. I enjoyed my visit. They were open on a Saturday.

3  Thank Chuck40Traveler
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Reviewed August 20, 2011

I wouldn't make a special trip for it, but if you're in Monrovia one day you'll probably be near enough to call in. In a rather haphazard way, it charts the history of Liberia, including recent history. The museum was also a casualty of the war it documents. Apparently, lots was looted during that time.

Although the dividing lines are a bit blurred, broadly, the ground floor covers the history, including the first - tiny - Liberian flag (but there are also lots of masks of the different ethnic groups), upstairs is the ethnographic section (but also a display on the recent war, and a dining table presented by Queen Victoria), and at the top is a gallery of paintings by Liberian artists. This top floor also has something that aspires to being a reading room - but you'd have to bring your own reading material.

The building itself is lovely, and was once apparently the old Supreme Court. .

It wasn't clear if there's an entrance fee, but I was asked to pay a small amount (no receipt) - which I didn't mind because without the 'guide' who accompanied me, I wouldn't have known what I was looking at half the time.

It's on the north side of Broad Street, in between Center Street and Front Street

7  Thank Filthyfetta
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