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One of the better museums in the region

The History of Liberia, according to the museum seemed to commence just 200 years ago. It seems the... read more

Reviewed October 30, 2018
Daniel-Attenborough
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Thailand
via mobile
Very interesting artifacts and information

We started our visit to Monrovia here at the museum to get a sense of the history and culture of... read more

Reviewed May 26, 2018
Daveycp
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YORK
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Reviewed December 18, 2018

After 14 years of war and mayhem, it's good to see that something is still there. Keep it up. Need for more information and materials for the personnel.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank thomaswoahloe
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Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

The structure of the museum is rather standard with cultural items on the ground floor and modern history on the first floor. What makes unique is the local guide. His Liberian accent added the total immersion to local experience. I strongly recommend it.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank cocolinaaa
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Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile

The History of Liberia, according to the museum seemed to commence just 200 years ago. It seems the museum had no interest in covering the region's history prior to the freed slaves arriving from the Americas... doesn't take a genius to work out why.

But what was there was pretty interesting as too was the building which is newly refurbished. Exhibits mostly covered very recent history, especially surrounding presidents and the first and second civil wars.

I'd buy a book if you want a real in-depth and comprehensive history of the region.

Top tips:
Watch out for the mouse on the second floor.
Wear a jacket - it's freezing in there.
Avoid the photo section if you have a weak stomach.
Don't let the museum official at the door who demands $10 per person without any official signage and/or ticket have a dime of your money.
Contribute what you feel worthy to the donation box.

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank Daniel-Attenborough
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Reviewed May 26, 2018

We started our visit to Monrovia here at the museum to get a sense of the history and culture of the country and the city. The museum has three floors (only two were open at the time of our visit) and it is laid out nicely to get an overall sense of Liberian history and culture.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Daveycp
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Reviewed December 5, 2017

The museum is in a historic building in downtown Monrovia close to the Centennial Pavillion. They have been reopened about a week and the place is lovely. The ground floor has great information about the indigenous tribes and traditions of Liberia. The first floor has a brief overview of Liberia's history and the top floor has a fine art gallery from local artists. Around the museum there are bits of Liberia's history. It is a major improvement and a great way to learn a lot about Liberia in one place.
The hours are 10-4 everyday (maybe not on Sunday's unless you make special arrangements)

Date of experience: December 2017
3  Thank 905beccaa
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