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National Museum, Lome

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Explore Togo's prehistory and colonial era at National Museum, which strives to preserve the nation's identity and culture. A Chinese merchant and collector currently runs the museum, which pairs relics from the two different time periods. Although modest in size and a bit run-down, the informative collection of paintings, pottery, textiles, and musical instruments remains an important monument to a relatively poorly documented national history. You can ask assistance from guides for more insight into the country's anthropological, ethnographic, and natural aspects. Using our international travel planner, Lome attractions like National Museum can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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National Museum reviews

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  • All in French, so take that into consideration of you don't speak it or have a guide. Small, took me about 45 minutes with a guide. 1000 to get in as of Jan 2020 
    All in French, so take that into consideration of you don't speak it or have a guide. Small, took me about 45 minutes with a guide. 1000 to get in as of Jan 2020  more »
  • This usually would not attract any attention but in the absence of must see in Lome this one is not to be missed. An informative intro to the country's culture, a few exponents exhibited in... 
    This usually would not attract any attention but in the absence of must see in Lome this one is not to be missed. An informative intro to the country's culture, a few exponents exhibited in...  more »
  • My title sums it up. :) The museum was nice, but nothing really major to see since most of the national relics are being "kept" for African countries in the first world. There were documents and... 
    My title sums it up. :) The museum was nice, but nothing really major to see since most of the national relics are being "kept" for African countries in the first world. There were documents and...  more »
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  • Date of experience: April 2018 I almost regret going to the national museum, it is very small with few interesting items, photography isn't allowed, there was no guide to help us, and everyone in Lomé (including the museum staff) are nice but can only speak French.
  • Is an interesting place to visit if your in lome. The artifacts day way back before the colonial era. The tour guide made good effort to explain to us despite language barrier. In all is a must visit location and is in the centre of the city . I and my friends had fun.
  • It was an interesting but no guide to talk us through and not that much of artifacts to see. It was good to just see some history thought
  • The museum is decent if you have nothing better to do, but it is a bit small and underwhelming. Just some old African artifacts in glass cases. All the signage is in French only. There are some musical instruments they allow you to play like drums and an xylophone type instrument. Entrance was 1,500 for foreigner adult.
  • This is a small museum with some beautiful pieces. It's a pity that so little has been invested in the museum. It would be great if the pieces were better highlighted. The guide has interesting things to say if you get him to talk to you. Visit the museum if you're in the area and have time to spare. If you're in a rush, there are better options.

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