Badagry Slave Museum and Black History Museum

Badagry Slave Museum and Black History Museum

Badagry Slave Museum and Black History Museum
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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BRIEF HISTORY OF BADAGRY Badagry was founded around 1425 A.D. before its existence, people have been living along the Coast of Gberefu, which later gave birth to Badagry. Fishing, Farming, salt making from ocean water were the main occupation of the people. The natives believe that Badagry was founded by a famous farmer called ‘Agbedeh’ who lived at Gberefu Sea Beach and maintained a farm land across the lagoon in the present Badagry. ‘Greme’ means farm in Ogu language and the people who visited Agbede’s farm, when asked, would say they went to ‘Agbedegreme’ meaning agbede’s farm. The word was later coined to Agbadarigi by the Yoruba settlers and was later corrupted to Badagry by the European slave merchants before the end of the senteenth century. The people of Badagry are heterogenous. They are mainly Ogu of Whydah, Whra, Wheme and Ga/Ewe clans who migrated from the former Dahomey and Awori-Yoruba who are descendants of Oduduwa of Western Nigeria. The traditions of
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Poleinahole
Switzerland2,300 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I loved Badagry! It was the highlight of my trip to Nigeria.

Metro DMC arranged a speedboat from Victoria Island in Lagos to Badagry which was a great way to avoid traffic and see life along the waterway. Their génial guide Annago showed me the largest coconut market in Africa, before visiting the slave sights. He even arranged a visit to the Oba’s (his uncle) palace and a meeting with the Oba and his family.

It was sobering to learn how little a life was worth back then: 800 slaves for a large cannon; 5 -10 slaves for a bottle of gin
5-10 slaves for a ceramic bowl, and 40 slaves for a large umbrella. Not to mention the horrific conditions of their captivity.

Today, Badagry is a laid back town where you can walk around in safety and zip along on moto taxis. Wish I had more than a day there.
Written 4 February 2022
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butterflytourismng
Lagos, Nigeria24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
Fantastic place to visit for slave trade history. Takes you years to the gory details of slave trade in West Africa
Written 5 April 2021
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Gilles L
Lagos, Nigeria20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 • Couples
The visit to the museum is definiteley worth the day trip to Badagry from Lagos. It bring us back to the past and show how terrible was the condition of the slaves.
Written 27 November 2020
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Ruth Oluduyile
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
This tour was very intriguing and a great learning experience. The tour guide is very knowledgeable of everything in the museum and made it a good experience.
Written 20 January 2020
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Ashley B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Setonji from Jinuset Travel & Tours/ Badagry Museum were amazing guides! There were 14 of us, but Setonji was able to keep all of us engaged and informed. You must visit Badagry to walk the Path of No Return and visit the Mobee Family Museum. This place is a jewel of history.
Written 9 October 2019
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Thanks for such review Ashley B. We promise to continually give the best of tourism experiences and best practices to all tourists that visit our historic destination; Badagry
Written 11 October 2019
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BobTomTim
SAT25 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Family
Reading about Slavery and actually visiting the coastal Badagry town was a touching, and memorable event for the group. The museum is scattered around within a walking distance and there are tour guide to tell you the history at each point. There are no fixed charges as you may need to sharpen your negotiation skills.
This place should be run and managed by the local government.
Written 19 March 2019
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Thanks for your review. Though the ownership of the sites are different but, we also look forward to the moment all the sites owners shall come together and have a single payment system. Thanks. Jinuset.
Written 21 March 2019
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Oyetola
Lagos, Nigeria453 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018
My visit to Badagry slave Museum is one of the most emotional tour I’ve taken
Hearing the history of slave trades and how human beings were traded for material things is so heart broken.
Written 5 October 2018
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Thanks for your review Oyetolatiffy. This is an encouragement for us to do more to keep the heritage. Thanks
Written 21 December 2018
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Azeez O
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Friends
Spent last Saturday of August touring the for places in Badagry Courtesy of @we_tour360.
Was so speechless imagine the kind of live our forefathers lived in their era. But all went with smiles and laughters after carried away with jokes and fun from people who I met from another backgrounds with different characters.
We_tour360 keep it up.. I pray to be chance for your next adventure exercise coming up on December at EKITI
Written 29 August 2018
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We are glad by your review Azeez. We look forward to seeing you again or your referral. Thanks
Written 21 December 2018
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Chidera
Paris, France8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Family
The visit was worth the travel as it is 2 hours from Lagos.

We began with certain spots in the town. Then, step by step we reached the point of no return. All was well explained and described (pictures, posters, objects, scuptures...). It was very interesting.

We have the following suggestions for improvement :
- adding a formula including foods & drinks where visitors can take a break, especially for a full day tour
- facilitating the boarding of and aloihting from the boat, for example, by putting a step on the dock
- making the beach (at the point of no return) cleaner
- some information is refundant (we hear the same information from one spot to another)

It is important to have this kind of place in Nigeria for the sake of memory.

Our guide, Sekonji (hope we spelled his name right, from Jinuset travel) is awesome, he does a great job!

I wish I had more time to enjoy this tour and I'm happy I could make it.
Written 6 August 2018
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Thanks Chidera. We appreciate all your observations and rating of our destination and tour services, we promise to work on the under-developed area along with other stakeholders and to upkeep the areas of accolades. we look forward to seeing more of you. Setonji. Tour Director.
Written 10 August 2018
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Luca R
50 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Friends
The story behind this place is shameful. You always hear about slave trade, but seeing with your own eyes the rooms where it happened is definitely something else. Still, it felt like something was missing in the visit. The guide was very nice and friendly. Also, I didn't have enough money on me to pay for the boat to the Point of No Return, so maybe that's why it felt incomplete.
Written 9 June 2018
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Hi Luca R, Thanks for your review and we promise to upgrade our tourism service operations regularly. please do us a favour, kindly call us ahead of your next coming and we promise you a whooping discount. Thanks Tour Director.
Written 13 June 2018
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