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The Nigerian national museum
The Nigerian national museum

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History of The Nigerian national museum The Nigerian national museum was built in 1957to preserve Nigerian art. It is notable as The national museum where the bullet-ridden car of late General Murtala Muhammed can be seen. It was built by Kenneth Murray in 1957. Are you a lover of Nok culture, terracotta pieces and other famous Nigerian histories? The national museum is the ideal fun destination for that. It is home to Benin brasses, and of course, Late Murtala Muhammed's bullet-ridden car. It offers you the opportunity to give your ignorance in Nigerian history a short life span. Security/Safety of The Nigerian national museum This is a very safe location. Ensure that bags or luggage's are not left unattended. Things to do while at The Nigerian national museum Before heading to The Nigerian national museum, here are some helpful things to take along with you: visit the Nok art section see the brass sculptures, royal crowns. Best Features It is home to Nigerian history Most common visitors Archaeologists, historians, art enthusiasts.

Kalakuta Republic Museum
Kalakuta Republic Museum
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History of Kalakuta Republic Museum Kalakuta Republic Museum was built in 2012 to allow us better understand the life and struggle of the late Afrobeat legend Fela Anikulapo Kuti. It is notable as a home to the relics from the life of Fela. It was built by Governor Babatunde Fashola. The Kalakuta museum is a 'living history' museum that gives an insight into the life and struggle of the late afrobeat legend Fela Anikulapo Kuti. Security/Safety of Kalakuta Republic Museum This is a very safe location. What To Bring A camera Things to do while at Kalakuta Republic Museum See Fela's stage clothes collection Get a souvenir from the souvenir shop See Fela's grave Best Features It gives an insight into the life of Fela. Writer's Review To better understand the man that was Fela. Most common visitors Art lovers, Historians, Curators, Photographers Fela Anikulapo Kuti’s Home transformed into Kalakuta Republic Museum Opens in Lagos- Bella Naija, 2012.

Black Heritage Museum
Black Heritage Museum
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About Black Heritage Museum Black Heritage Museum was built to preserve relics from the slave trade era. It is notable as a reminder of a bleak segment of the past, and also a testament to the resilience of the region. Black Heritage Museum with its relics from a non too romantic slave trade era takes you on a walk through the life of a slave. Security/Safety of Black Heritage Museum This is a very safe location. What To Bring A camera with spare batteries Things to do while at Black Heritage Museum See the relics of the slave trade. Educate yourself on slave trade history. See the culture of Badagry people pre-slave trade. See the different galleries explaining the various aspects of the slave trade. Best Features It is a living history museum that educates us about the struggles of our predecessors. Writer's Review To go and educate themselves on the struggles of our predecessors Most common visitors Historians, Curators, Tourists. We have divided the gallery into subdivisions, each showing how the slave trade started and its abolition- My tour guide to me A walk of a lifetime through Badagry slave route- An excerpt from travel start blog.

Legacy Railway Museum
Legacy Railway Museum
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History of Legacy Railway Museum Legacy Railway Museum was built in 1904 to preserve the historical building, treasures and monuments that the Railway compound had become for Nigerians and non-Nigerians. Built by A non-government group, Legacy1995 in collaboration with Nigerian Railway Corporation. There is a saying that the pride of a nation lies in the ability to preserve its heritage by transmitting stories of the past to the succeeding generations. There is no better demonstration of this than the rehabilitating works done on the Jaekel House. Security/Safety of Legacy Railway Museum This is a very safe location. What To Bring A camera to capture and appreciate the works on display Things to do while at Legacy Railway Museum Educate yourself on railway history in Nigeria Check out the different artifacts and photos displayed Best Features There is a serenity that pervades the air at the railway compound that gives the place the feel of a time capsule and makes you feel like exploring. Writer's Review Visit the museum and appreciate the history of the railway corporation. "The railway compound is replete with an air of nostalgia, even for those who never experienced the glory days of the Railway Corporation" - Ayodele Arigbabu

Awolowo's prison home
Awolowo's prison home
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History of Awolowo's prison home Awolowo's prison home was built in the 18th century. It is notable as a museum that celebrates the life and times of Chief Obafemi Awolowo. Built by Mr Lecqi in the 18th century. Awolowo's prison home is a museum located in the Lekki trade free zone that holds pieces of items from Chief Awolowo's prison experience. The museum aims to take you on a walk through his prison journey. After the tour, there is a beach behind where you can bask in the sun's radiance as you ponder the struggle of one of the nation's founding fathers. Security/Safety of Awolowo's prison home This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Awolowo's prison home, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Camera or a good camera phone. A couple of friends. Things to do while at Awolowo's prison home See Awolowo's cell. Take pictures with Awolowo's statue. Enjoy the sea breeze. Best Features It is a place that shows the struggle of Chief Obafemi Awolowo. Writer's Review To go and learn about a historical leader. Most common visitors Curators, Lifestyle bloggers, Tourists are regulars here. The Awolowo museum is simply exquisite- Thomas, a photographer.

Didi Museum
Didi Museum

Didi Museum

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History of Didi Museum Didi Museum was built on 11 May 1893. It is notable as a museum to experience Nigerian works of art. It was built by Dr Newton Jibunoh. The first private non-profit museum in Nigeria opens its doors for you to see Nigeria through its works of paintings, sculptures and bronze statues from different eras. Security/Safety of Didi Museum This is a very safe location. What To Bring Camera or a good camera phone. Things to do while at Didi Museum View the various art pieces. View the Nok section. Appreciate the visual art. Best Features It is a place to appreciate artworks and artists. Writer's Review To go and appreciate various works of art. Most common visitors Photographers, Curators, Bloggers. Didi museum is where art comes alive- Hassan, a photographer.

Badagry Heritage Museum
Badagry Heritage Museum
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About Badagry Heritage Museum A former district officer’s office built in 1863 in the ancient city of Badagry, this museum shows artifacts and works of the Nigerian history, even predating the slave trade era. The gallery is divided into eight subdivisions intended to take you on a slave history ride as you progress through the museum. Step in and come out amazed with the rich history and culture Nigeria has. The people of Badagry resisted the urge to let go of some of the artifacts in this museum as it forms part of the rich history. Safety Badagry Heritage Museum is relatively safe. Things to Do Get enlightened of the history of Badagry and also get to see some of the chains used during the slave trade era. What to Bring A fully charged camera. Best Features Artifacts that tells story about the history of Nigeria. Best Time to Visit Any period from 9am to 5pm as the locals are welcoming people and are always willing to take you on a tour of the facility. The museum is closed on Sundays though. Most Common Visitors Art lovers, historians, photographers, tourists. Why You Should Visit To learn about the pre-colonial era. Weather at Badagry Black Heritage Museum Badagry Black Heritage Museum is located at the South-West part of Nigeria. This region has just two seasons which is the dry and rainy season. The rainy season comes from the month of May till early August while the dry season comes from the month of October till April. Usually, between the month of December and February Harmattan come along.   

Mindscapes Children's Museum
Mindscapes Children's Museum

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About Mindscapes Children's Museum Mindscapes Children's Museum was established in 2015. It is notable as Nigeria's premiere Children's museum. Ever looked at your kid stuck in front of the TV and worried they aren't having as much social interaction as you will like? Mindscapes is a great place to come to and allow their natural curiosity run wild. Security/Safety of Mindscapes Children's Museum This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Mindscapes Children's Museum, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Cash or Debit/Credit card Camera to capture the adventures of the day and lovely sights Any necessities your child(ren) might need Best Features It is an indoor-programmed play space designed to give children and their families exciting new learning experiences. Children come here to explore, role play, and get creative. Each area is designed to engage kids through the exploration of their five senses. It provides a safe personal haven and an opportunity for children to explore concepts in a hands-on way through play. What a wonderful hands-on experience for kids. Their arts and crafts, and indoor and outdoor activities are engaging and keep the kids excited. I recommend anyone with kids to go spend several hours there-Lindsey Will

Kalakuta Museum
Kalakuta Museum

Kalakuta Museum

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About Kalakuta Museum Kalakuta Museum is dedicated to the life and times of the great Afrobeat legend Fela Anikulapo Kuti, this museum sited at his old residence [the Kalakuta Republic] preserves and shows Fela as he lived.   Safety Kalakuta Museum is safe for visits.