See marvelous artifacts that can only be found at Kaduna national museum and monument.

By Rebecca

05 December 2019

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Opposite the Emir of Zazzau's palace along Ali Akilu Road in Kaduna, is the National Museum, one of the many historical monuments the city inherited for being the capital of the defunct Northern Region. Established in 1975, the museum had witnessed some remarkable improvements in the last few years. Now, the old dilapidated building has been pulled down and a new one is being built, but the progress of work is slow.

One interesting thing about this museum is its live craft feature, which allows visitors to watch local craftspeople and artisans working in real-time. Crafts, archaeology, and ethnography are central to the museum?s existence. It was established in 1975 and also contains artifacts from the Nok and Igbo-Ukwu cultures.

Have you seen ethnographic and archaeological artifacts in their finest collections? If you?d like to, you should visit the Kaduna National Museum and Monument. Even the Nok terracotta we once spoke of is here too, as well as some artifacts and pictures from the past. There is a lot to learn here.

The museum has in its collections both Archaeological and Ethnographic materials ranging from terracotta figurines of humans and animals from the famous Nok culture area dated to about 2,500 years ago, as well as artworks and crafts of both prehistoric and contemporary societies.

Also found in the museum are building structures constructed with the Hausa traditional architecture of mud and thatch. The museum is a fascinating building recommended to Tourists. The National Museum in Kaduna used to be a beehive of activities, attracting visitors from far and near, including foreigners.

Ali Akilu Road, City Centre, Kaduna, Kaduna, Nigeria

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