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Antigo Mercado de Escravos

Closes in 19 min: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM, 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM, 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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Part of Lagos

This is part of Lagos history, it was a market for buying and selling slaves (escravos) I didn't go... read more

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Good, But Could be Improved

The story of how Lagos was the first European city to have a Slave Market (on this site) was... read more

Reviewed 7 December 2018
Craig B
Owen Sound, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

This is part of Lagos history, it was a market for buying and selling slaves (escravos) I didn't go inside, but just seeing the building was enough, it's in the centre. Not much to see to really.

Date of experience: December 2018
Reviewed 7 December 2018

The story of how Lagos was the first European city to have a Slave Market (on this site) was interesting. Explanations are ok, and upstairs an iPad is provided for more in depth coverage of displays, but one leaves thinking that this story could be...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 22 October 2018

My husband I visited the slave trade museum back in 2011 when it was just the one tiny room. At that point we had felt it was too small for Lagos' involvement but also assumed they can only cater for demand and if people weren't...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank wherelolawent
Reviewed 5 October 2018

This is a small museum - there is not much to see there - just to read and find out about the history of Lagos. Anyway - I am glad we have visited it as it costs only 3 euros per person, you will appreciate...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Emilia G
Reviewed 15 September 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 13 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
1  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

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Q4371RBsarahs
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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: June 2018
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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.