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Antigo Mercado de Escravos

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Very superficial review of the slave history of Lagos

Well, the museum itself is modern and nicely put in a historical building and that’s mostly the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Nuremberg, Germany
Different perspective of Lagos

Very interesting aspect of the city. The lady working on the top floor floor was great. I went to... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2018
Sarah S
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Considering Lagos played a major role in the transitions of a huge amount of people this museum made up of 1 small room downstairs and another 2 upstairs round the corner this is a huge disappointment. Lagos has tried to inform us using black monoliths...More

Thank Nick C
Reviewed 5 days ago

Well, the museum itself is modern and nicely put in a historical building and that’s mostly the positive about it. Unfortunately the city failed to display this dark chapters of its own history in a satisfying way. Yes, you learn that Lagos was one of...More

Thank Ralitsa_nbg
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

Lagos, being well known for its slavery in the 16th century, now has a museum/exhibition about the slave trade. The entrance fee is 3 euros, not so bad, but I must say, I was not impressed. With actually very little knowledge about the city's involvement...More

2  Thank Weekend_traveler_87
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Very interesting aspect of the city. The lady working on the top floor floor was great. I went to ask her a question and she ended up giving me alot of background information about what's in the museum. If you're not satisfied with what's on...More

1  Thank Sarah S
Reviewed 12 July 2018

It's good to go to a place were so much history passed but nothing to much to see in there. But it's part of a good route to walk through this city.

Thank goncalodgr
Reviewed 12 July 2018

For all of its importance in history, the museum is an understated disappointment. Free and well worth the half hour it will take you to read every one of the meager exhibits. The giant maps showing the spread of the slave trade are the most...More

Thank Seetheworld253
Reviewed 17 June 2018

Well worth visiting this place and thinking about what really went on. Good exhibits and information. Very well done.

Thank QuienSabe1
Reviewed 23 May 2018

This visit to the museum that tells the major role that Portugal played in the African slave trade was sobering. But the black obelisks-like kiosks that display artifacts and present the narratives allowed the viewer to be so distanced from the experience that I wonder...More

4  Thank Graytripper
Reviewed 6 May 2018

To think that this is where it all started and to discover it is so unassuming. The museum was free entry and the displays are rather modern. It is austere and the large black exhibits are both poignant and lost in translation. It is worth...More

1  Thank Karen B
Reviewed 4 May 2018

they give you a free ipad with some neat functions to use excellent museum spent an hour or so round the two parts

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Response from Gakeitse | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think TA is the place through which you get an instant response. Best to look at the Museum’s website. I enjoyed visiting so hope you got to see it.