National Museum
National Museum
3.5
Historic SitesPoints of Interest & Landmarks
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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BobWE
Manhattan Beach, CA749 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
Located in Banjul is a small two story museum loaded with exhibits that date from the stone age to the early 20th century. The museum is dated and many of the displays are exposed to open windows and dirty. You are warned to not touch anything and if you want to take a photo there is an extra $2 US charge. Some of the exhibits are interesting and are not seen in other museums we visited in Africa. I found the costumes particularly interesting. At a leisurely pace expect to spend about 30 minutes in the museum. There is access to a toilet just outside the entrance.
Written 30 April 2023
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severnup
Upton upon Severn, UK271 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Its not very large but crammed with interesting exhibits ,from the stone age to present day .
Its 100 Dalasie to get in and an other hundered if you take photos
Oh and dont touch anything we got told off (but in a nice way)
Written 27 February 2020
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Steen Rørdam H
Christiansfeld, Denmark15 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
A bit worn down but still very interesting. You get the story from Stone Age toEnglish Colony. You should go with a guide if possible.
Written 12 February 2020
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Tim B
Neath, UK157 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Friends
Artifacts, photos and reconstructions covering the history of Banjul and The Gambia. Suitable for a visit if around and hour. Small museum but covers interesting aspects of history.
Written 21 July 2019
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RafikiLondon
Hong Kong, China526 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
This is one of the smallest national museums I have ever been to, but it was not a let-down. Crammed full of objects and displays it attempts to convey the prehistory, pre-colonial, colonial and post-colonial story of this country that looks like a finger into Senegal. The museum does demonstrate the divisiveness of colonialism. If in a somewhat haphazard and no-strings manner.
Written 7 May 2019
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Sonia Poleon
20 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Friends
Our tour guides were very knowledgeable regarding the artefacts in the museum. Both Hadden and Omar were extremely nice, patients and great people to speak with. Thank you for the time you took to explain the different areas in the museum and for explaining what happened during the different dispensation in your beautiful country.
Written 5 May 2019
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zimag
London, UK133 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
The short and outdated exhibition, but essential to understand the origins of The Gambia state. Interesting artefacts but everything is a bit dusted and crammed. Still worth visiting.
Written 19 March 2019
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TinekevB
Amstelveen, The Netherlands349 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
Three floors of exibits, sketching the (colonial) history of The Gambia. We were here as part of a group tour, but free to wander on our own. Most exhibits have an explanation an English nearby.
Stairs ony, no lift.
Written 17 February 2019
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Elizabeth
Lagos, Nigeria344 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Friends
It’s a small museum but with a ton of material to read. It was interesting for me to see some of the items that originated from my country and had been adopted by the Gambians. It’s worth going to and having a look about. I think it’s advisable to make this one of your fist stops whilst in Gambia so that one can understand the country better.
Written 25 January 2019
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jockesvensson
Sweden129 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Couples
When in Banjul, take a look into this small but fairly well organized museum over Gambian history and a glimpse of the local culture.
Written 16 January 2019
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