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“Must see when in Lagos”

Black Heritage Museum
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$300.00*
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Historic Day Tour of Badagry Town from Lagos
Ranked #14 of 35 things to do in Lagos
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Owner description: Founded in part by a Nigerian cultural commission, the Black Heritage Museum preserves artifacts and records from the slave route that once ran through Badagry.
Geneva, Switzerland
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Must see when in Lagos”
Reviewed November 27, 2013

Very interesting day spent there! you learn a lot about the history of slavery, but also the history of Nigeria. Please plan a lot of time when you go there, so you also have a chance to boat to the point of no return.
The guide in the museum was very knowledgeable and helpful and we learnt a lot.
thanks and highly recommended!

Visited November 2013
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Sydney, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A history worth knowing”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

Black Heritage Museum is the soul and heart of all people of African heritage. It a reminder of the pains and agony slavery and trans-Atlantic slave trade imposed on Africans. For every Person around the world, this precious landmarks is a reminder of your root and heritage! A visit to this Heritage Museum is a visit home, a home to your forebears. Make time to visit to reconnect yourself and family to the soil where your heritage all started.

Visited May 2013
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London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Learned a lot”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

This is a small but interesting museum. Although it could be better curated, I came away with a greater understanding of Nigerian culture, history and perspective of the slave trade.

Visited August 2013
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3 Thank Lovesfood000
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Ithaca, New York, United States
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Average museum with an Excellent tour guide”
Reviewed July 31, 2013

The museum is housed in an old colonial house that needs maintenance pronto. It is an average museum where you can get a glimpse into black heritage. The tour guide was excellent

Visited July 2013
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2 Thank Kunbi A
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Lagos
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Good Start but needs a Curator”
Reviewed June 23, 2013

It is a good start for anyone who has interest in Black Heritage but don't expect to leave with the whole story and I think better attention could have been paid to the quality of the displays etc.
If you combine with the Calabar Museum, then you'll be sure to get a better picture on the Nigerian perspective of slave trade.

Visited June 2013
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1 Thank Lola E
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