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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.

Benin city national museum
Benin city national museum

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History of Benin city national museum Benin city national museum was built on August 10, 1973, by the National Commission for museums and monuments. It is located in the city centre on King's Square. Benin national museum is home to priceless Benin art, history, antiques and other artefacts from around the country. Everyone is invited to come to learn and experience Benin culture. Security/Safety of Benin city national museum This is a very safe location. Things to do while at Benin city national museum You can do these at the Benin city national museum: visit the terracotta sculptures educate yourself about the Benin kingdom

National War Museum, Umuahia
National War Museum, Umuahia

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History of National War Museum, Umuahia National War Museum, Umuahia was established in 1985 with the aim of putting the ugly episode of the war behind and speeding up the process of national reconciliation and healing. It is notable as a sanctuary of the relics from the Biafran-Nigerian civil war that took place between 1967 and 1970. Ever heard of Ogbunigwe? Want to know more about the Nigerian civil war? The National war museum is a sanctuary of both traditional and modern warfare and opens its doors far and wide to people seeking to know more about this portion of Nigerian history. The museum has three galleries that cover traditional warfare, the armed forces and the Nigerian Civil War weapon galleries. Definitely worth your visit. Security/Safety of National War Museum, Umuahia This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to National War Museum, Umuahia, here are some helpful things to take along with you: camera- there is a lot of history waiting to be captured Things to do while at National War Museum, Umuahia These are things you can do at the National War Museum: see the Biafran flag also known as 'half of a yellow sun' visit the defunct radio Biafra

National Museum, Calabar
National Museum, Calabar

National Museum, Calabar

Museum

Cross River

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History of National Museum, Calabar National Museum, Calabar was built in 1959. It is notable as a home to the relics of the Calabar slave trade including names of people that aided it and the currency of the slave trade. It was built by colonial masters in 1959. The National Museum, Calabar designed and built in Glasgow by colonial masters is home to souvenirs from the slave trade. Come in to educate yourself about the history of our forefathers. Security/Safety of National Museum, Calabar This is a very safe location. Things to do while at National Museum, Calabar Explore these things at the National Museum, Calabar: see the slave trade museum experience the rich Efik culture

Gidan Makama Museum
Gidan Makama Museum
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History of Gidan Makama Museum Gidan Makama Museum was built in 1953 to preserve the rich history of Kano. It is notable as the home of past Emirs of Kano. Built by Lord Lugard in 1953. The Gidan Makama Museum also known as Kano museum is a time capsule with displays of traditional materials, city walls, maps of Kano, the history of statehood, It exhibits Kano in the 19th century, its Civil War, economy, traditions, industry and music. Security/Safety of Gidan Makama Museum This is a very safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Gidan Makama Museum, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Camera- capture history through your lens Things to do while at Gidan Makama Museum see the pre-islamic gallery see the colonial invasion weapons

Jos Museum
Jos Museum

Jos Museum

Museum

Plateau

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History of Jos Museum Jos museum was built in 1952 to aid research into pre-historic Nigeria by Bernard Fagg. Originally the National Museum, Jos Museum is an important research center into the pre-historic culture of Nigeria boasting of a pottery hall, Nok terracotta heads and the museum of traditional Nigerian architecture. Security/Safety of Jos Museum This is a very safe location. What To Bring Take these along with you: Camera Comfortable clothing Things to do while at Jos Museum Try this: Admire the exhibitions Experience the pre-historic Nigeria 

Owo museum of antiquities
Owo museum of antiquities

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History of Owo museum of antiquities Owo museum of antiquities was built in 1968 to accommodate the antiquities which were formerly in the Olowo Palace. It is notable as the site of significant archaeological and ethnographic material discovered in the Owo area. It was built by the Department of Antiquities of the Nigerian government. Located In the palace of the Olowo monarch, the Owo museum is the link between the past and the present with the aim of passing on history to future generations. Security/Safety of Owo museum of antiquities This is a very safe location. There are however rules that you must follow as described by the museum guards. One important rule is: Do not touch any of the artifacts What To Bring A camera- create your own art in a room full of art. Things to do while at Owo museum of antiquities See the fossil collection See the Terra Cotta gallery Best Features It is a sanctuary of Nigerian, Yoruba history. Writer's Review To learn about Nigerian history. Most common visitors Inquisitive tourists and Ethnographic researchers. Owo museum: a peep into early African civilization- Punch, 2014.

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.

Esie Museum
Esie Museum

Esie Museum

Museum

Kwara

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About Esię Museum Esię Museum was built in 1945 to preserve the beautiful stone images of Esie. It is notable as the home of beautiful soap stone images. It was built by Colonial masters. Did you know that the Esię museum was the first museum in Nigeria? Built in 1945, the museum once housed a thousand tombstone images representing human beings and is famed to have the largest collection of soapstone images in the world. Security/Safety of Esię Museum This is a very safe location. don't leave your belongings unattended to. What To Bring Camera phone Face cap or hat Things to do while at Esię Museum Take pictures of the art works Best Features The history it contains. Most common visitors Curators, Archaeologists,Historians. These soap works are almost life like!- My reaction when i got to the museum.

Slave History Museum
Slave History Museum

Slave History Museum

Museum

Cross River

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History of Slave History Museum Slave History Museum was established in 2011. It is notable as one of the major tributes to the tragic history of the transatlantic slave trade. A visit through here is a walk down history to the slave trade era witnessed by the people of Calabar and its environs. Security/Safety of Slave History Museum This is a very safe location. What To Bring Camera Things to do while at Slave History Museum Learn of the Calabar slavery history View the artistic paintings in the gallery Best Features It brings a realistic view of the slave trade era and teaches one of the colonization of South-East Nigeria. Writer's Review It is one of the notable tourist attraction Calabar has to offer. Most common visitors Tourists, history students and people on excursions are the major groups of people seen here.

National Museum of National Unity
National Museum of National Unity

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History of National Museum of National Unity National Museum of National Unity is a center for the preservation and celebration of Nigerian culture. The National museum of unity is home to priceless historical artifacts that celebrate the rich historical culture of the Nigerian people. It is divided into four sections namely, uniity gallery, masquerade gallery, pottery gallery and Yoruba gallery. Security/Safety of National Museum of National Unity This is a very safe location. What To Bring A camera or camera phone. Things to do while at National Museum of National Unity Visit the art galleries. Learn about the rich history. Appreciate the various pottery work. Best Features It celebrates the rich diverse history of Nigeria and the Nigerian people. Most common visitors Curators, Historians, Tourists are the most common visitors here. The masquerade gallery celebrates various spirits and exotic masks used by them-Ibinu, my tour guide.