We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Worth a visit

The visit of the Royal Palace was very interesting thanks to the guide that I got. There is not too... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2018
San Francisco, California
Amazing place. Worth class tribal art. Great culture

I have never seen better tribal art than at this Royal Museum in Foumban. Needs to be a part if... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Matt B
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Read all 16 reviews
All photos (18)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good43%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“guide”(5 reviews)
“visit”(3 reviews)
“history”(4 reviews)
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Rue du Palais, Foumban, Cameroon
+237 6 98 53 39 81
Improve This Listing
Reviews (16)
Filter reviews
9 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews guide visit history museum islam
Updating list...
Reviewed 28 April 2018

The visit of the Royal Palace was very interesting thanks to the guide that I got. There is not too much to see but the history of this building and the kings who lived there was amazing, especially the one who invented a new alphabet...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank nomade123
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

I have never seen better tribal art than at this Royal Museum in Foumban. Needs to be a part if every tourists agenda in Cameroun. The King got a Mercedes Benz as present from the German king at colonial times. He invented an own alphabeth...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Matt B
Reviewed 25 February 2017

To me this is the best museum in Cameroon, because it is entirely dedicated to its people, the Bamun people, its history coming from the Tikar plateaux, the kingdom's expansion, its interaction with its neighbors, islam, and then with the German and French colonizers. It...More

Date of experience: December 2016
2  Thank deboraflowers
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

If you come to Foumban you're here for the palace. And you should not miss the museum. It's quite big and the guide is really good. You are also allowed to take a look into the throne room. But unfortunately it's fortbilden to take photos.

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Robert B
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Particularly attached to the culture bamoun, king reserved from the completion of his palace, in the 1920s, a part of the establishment to the current royal museum. A big tapestry of Njoya and the stretcher where died his son in 1992 welcome the tourists at...More

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank marvelous22
Reviewed 1 June 2016

Interesting museum on the Bamoun culture inside the palace with a number of historical exhibits. The guide/curator of the museum is very knowledgeable. The palace itself built in the early stage of XXth century, was inspired by German architecture King Njoya had seen in Buea.

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank PHervier
Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

I visted the Palace of The King and was treated very gracously by the people in the Kingdom. The brass art work was Magnificent and the museums were rich the Kingdoms history. The market surrounding festival grounds was full of beautiful feathered hats and items...More

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank Shelly S
Reviewed 9 December 2015

You must visit this museum, the grounds and the art collection is among the best in all of the kingdoms

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank Melissa K
Reviewed 1 September 2015

That museum was one of my favorites in cameroon. Great atmosphere. The guide was amazing. It was a very interesting tour. And not overpriced like other museums in cameroon.

Date of experience: August 2015
2  Thank sarahs123321
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all nearby hotels
Hotel Zingana
11 reviews
60.66 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 2 nearby attractions
La mosquee de Foumban
4 reviews
.18 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Foumban Royal Palace & Museum staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines