Museu Nacional De Sao Tome & Principe

Museu Nacional De Sao Tome & Principe

Museu Nacional De Sao Tome & Principe
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New England973 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
An ancient fortress that is in very good condition. The exhibits are OK, but ramble a bit. Very little explanation is provided. You'll need a guide. Be sure to go out on the terrace to see the lighthouse and great views. In all, worthwhile. A visit takes about 30 minutes.
Written 11 October 2023
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swahilistyle
Milan, Italy225 contributions
Aug 2022
to be a 'national' museum it is ... let's say ... minimal. However it is worth the visit (half an hour) because the guide (included in the very cheap entrance fee) will show interesting pieces of the colonial times and some terrific abuses of that times. The fort itself is to be visited.
Written 16 August 2022
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JT-says
London, UK154 contributions
Dec 2021
This museum is not well advertised, and we stumbled on it by accident. It certainly packs a punch. We had the place to ourselves and the guide took the time to give us a personal tour of the museum, which is an old fort.

It was fascinating to see the rooms decked out in the traditional Portuguese colonial style, with many original artefacts from the colonial times. However, this is not a rose-tinted revue of Portuguese times. The upstairs of the museum has several exhibitions documenting the struggle of the non-Portuguese inhabitants on their road to independence. There are some truly one-of-a-kind exhibits. For example, they have the original independence declaration, the last Portuguese flag to be flown and the first Sao Tomean flag to be flown.

This museum is an honest look through Sao Tome's history and I highly recommend it. The guide was excellent and speaks Portuguese, French and English.
Written 18 February 2022
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Kai L
Windhoek, Namibia19 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
You get a small 20 min tour from an English and French speaking guide as part of the admission fee of 25 dobra pp.

The exhibition is relatively small but contains some cool old artefacts.

I am not a history boffin,but it seemed to me that the exhibition is a bit one sided and does not tell the full story- but that is just my opinion and I may be wrong.

Nevertheless, should definitely be on your to do list when you have the time.
Written 31 December 2019
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jrdh2012
Anyos, Andorra7 contributions
Nov 2019
My expectations were low but I'm thankful i took the time to visit the museum. The guide could only speak in Portuguese but we manage to understand her explanations. Very informative and frankly a must if you want to understand a bit the struggles santomeans have gone thru since the islands were discovered by the Portuguese and their economies shaped to fit the needs of the empire.
Written 23 November 2019
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Horst B
Stellenbosch, South Africa171 contributions
Aug 2019 • Friends
It is a wonderful location with an old history. It is most unfortunate that there appears very little of that history left and then poorly displayed. The staff made a bit of an effort to show off the best side.
This place deserves a bit more attention!!
Written 3 August 2019
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Divine PUPLAMPU
Tema, Ghana65 contributions
Apr 2019 • Solo
Gives a detailed information on how the natives of São Tomé were captured for slavery and how they also fought for independence from their colonial masters.
Also available at this museum is the first São Tomé National flag and the last Portuguese national flag after independence.
Written 13 May 2019
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Odysseus33
Lausanne, Switzerland27 contributions
Mar 2019 • Solo
I gave visited national and cultural museums in Mali, Senegal, Ghana And now Sao Tomé. The best if the bunch was the one in Bamako. The standards match the budgets and the standards of training of the administrators and curators in question. Having said that they are, for me at the least, always worth the visit. Go and see and learn!
Written 15 April 2019
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Joseph S
Porto Cristo, Spain51 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
For a very cheap allowance, that will support the conservation of the historical heritage, you'll have a taste of the Sao Tomé history.
The guy at the reception gave us a guided tour throughout the museum with no additional cost (a part from the 2 EUR ticked).
Nice views from the top.
Recommendable.
Written 10 March 2019
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Ines J
Funchal, Portugal26 contributions
Jan 2019 • Friends
At this Museu you get a perspective of slavery work in the begining of 20th century, the way of living of the owners of the Roças ad the shame of the slaves massacre
Written 4 February 2019
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