Ouidah Museum of History

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JamesFFC
Maidenhead, UK653 contributions
Feb 2020
It is well worth walking the whole of the Route des esclaves. You can start from the Ouidah Museum of History and end at the gate of no return. The museum itself has some fascinating images showing the assimilation that took place from west African slaves bringing food, dance, and culture over to the Americas. The artifacts and images from the slave trade are horrific and it really makes you think about the dreadful conditions these people were forced into. Well worth the time to tour around.

Entrance is free although, at the end of the tour, you donate what you want to the guide. Guides can be conducted in both French and English.
Written 19 February 2020
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nadahm311
London, UK57 contributions
Jun 2019 • Solo
Worth a visit for the important but sad slave history. Also very beautiful architecturally and poignant. There were local guides and definitely worth getting one.
Written 21 June 2019
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Agena
Kampala, Uganda29 contributions
Feb 2019 • Business
It's quite an emotional journey following the route of the slaves. It is unbelievable what kind of cruelity they experienced. And to think that this was being done to them by fellow human being is pathetic. May this never happened again ever.
Written 27 February 2019
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_steph91986
Morgan Hill, CA238 contributions
Feb 2019 • Friends
We walked the slave route starting from chacha place and ended at the gate of no return. A very powerful walk thinking about what the slaves that went through here went through. Would definitely recommend this.
Written 24 February 2019
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Ernest O
Accra, Ghana172 contributions
Dec 2018 • Friends
The gate of no return was an amazing historic places one must not miss should they visit Benin. Along the way statues that has different meaning could be seen and with a good guide one will get their meanings
Written 4 February 2019
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Oyesola
West Bridgford, UK1,062 contributions
Dec 2018 • Friends
It used to be the old Portuguese fort that is now a museum but unfortunately the English speaking guide was not around when we went. We were told he had gone to Cotonou and we could either wait for like 5 hours or return. We left!
Written 23 January 2019
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Morning Water Tours
Greater Accra, Ghana35 contributions
Jan 2019 • Friends
This year Benin Voodoo festival was the best ever. Our guest enjoyed lot of fun and learn more about African cultures, traditions and believes.
Written 17 January 2019
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70ava
1131314776 contributions
Jan 2019 • Couples
It is the best establishment with regard to the history of slavery we have seen so far in the country The Goulbenkian Foundation has done a great job in sending the collection and even though it is not well maintained, you find yourself looking eagerly at each and every exhibit. So interesting, so sad - not the least because of what the Africans did to their own people and how they exploited them so viciously
Written 13 January 2019
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Jo_Aberdeen_UK
Aberdeen, UK588 contributions
Nov 2018
The museum was quite small, there was an interesting history of the slave trade and some photos and other artefacts and it took about half hour to an hour to visit with guided tour mandatory. No photos allowed. It could be developed more to improve the museum. After the museum we went to the gate if no return which is very nice memorial monument.
Written 10 November 2018
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shah22 .
Singapore, Singapore80 contributions
Oct 2018 • Friends
this places has a lot of history .a horrible period of mankind just because of skin colour. it was sad that a fellow human can treat other humans that way. we were escorted to slave markets, the final road before they were taken to slaves ship. we were told how the slaves were being treated before they took the slave ship to their master
Written 15 October 2018
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