This was established in 1945.
TransportationBy car and motorbike
TagsExplore art, Learn, Meet friends, Relaxation, Sightseeing,
History of National Museum, Ilorin
Built by British colonalists in 1945.
Known to be the oldest museum in Nigeria, this is a museum reputed to have the highest collection of soapstone images in Africa. It is a choice destination for tourists and history researchers because it is a repository of ancient art works, cultural relics, and it provides an amazing view into the lives of the ancient Yoruba kingdom.
This is a very safe location.
What To Bring
Before heading to National Museum, Ilorin, here are some helpful things to take along with you:
Camera to capture your tour and the lovely sights
The museum is a centre for education, entertainment, relaxation and enjoyment. It has on display archaeological, ethnographic and craft shop units. Other features include the hair-do centre, barbing salon centre and relaxation centre. In the craft shop, there are various forms of artworks for sale ranging from beads, candle stand, frames in different shapes, aso-oke, and many more. All these are available at affordable prices. The Museum kitchen is where traditional food of different tribes is been prepared and sold. Drinks are available including Palm Wine. The landscape within the premises is good and well beautified with flowers and carpet grasses.
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