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Black Heritage Museum

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Founded in part by a Nigerian cultural commission, the Black Heritage Museum preserves artifacts and records from the slave route that once ran through Badagry.
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Badagry, Lagos 550104, Nigeria
+234 805 373 9895
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

If you've come this far, you will visit this museum. Heart-breaking for the topic it addresses, and heart-breaking for its shallow resources for telling the story. After all, 300+ years of slave trade from this location would seem to yield more details and information, but...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Rick R
Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

The renovated Heritage museum has brought back the beauty of this structure that was built in 1863 by the colonial government and commissioned as a museum by Lagos state government in 2003. It houses edifice of trans Atlantic slave trade and some Badagry history. It...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 14 January 2018

I was glad about the reconstruction work so far. I love the 2 magnificently huge sculptures that now decorate the front of the museum you guys should go see it. I want to suggest that the Lagos State Government support the other little museums in...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

very disappointed as mostly everything in Nigeria, places of interest are not managed well at all. sad to see such a lack of committment

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Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Horst J
Reviewed 10 March 2017

i have been to museums in other countries so being a Nigerian, I am quite critical of what I saw here. This is a major museum meant to preserve the history of the dark era of the slave trade, Badagry being a major trade route!!...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

knowledge, wisdom and understanding of the culture of the Nigeria and its people. its a must see to tourist from any place in the world

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed 13 January 2017

This museum is a weak point in heritage sites in Badagry. Needs more attention. Some interesting exhibits, but very few artifacts. Some of the building structure is falling apart. Even took a while to get building opened when we visited.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Bch-ave
Reviewed 1 July 2016

This was one of the most enlightening adventures I have ever been on. There is a sadness that dwells in this place but also a reminder of how far we have come. I am honored to have been in such a historical place to hear...More

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank Ashley648
Reviewed 16 March 2016

A long way to go for so little when it is such a fascinating part of the country's history. The museum is tiny and only a handful of artefacts

Date of experience: May 2015
1  Thank hhm501
Reviewed 27 February 2016

It's about 2 hour drive from Lagos, but really worth it. There are several black heritage museums in the Badagry area, friendly tour guides. Great escape from chaos of Lagos.

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank Eima34
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