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A brief walk into the Nigerian National Museum

By: Gideon |Time : October 05, 2018, 02:27:00 AM
The Nigerian National Museum is one of the
must-visit museums in Nigeria. If you haven't visited yet, here is a brief walk into the museum.
Address : Awolowo Rd (opposite Muson Centre), Onikan, Lagos Island
Open Hours : 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Gate fee: N200-N300 per person
Things to take with you: A camera (though no pictures allowed) and some loose cash to buy souvenirs.
The museum was founded by the English archaeologist Kenneth Murray. The museum has an eminent accumulation of Nigerian workmanship, including bits of statuary and carvings and archaeological and ethnographic displays. You can find galleries dedicated to the Nok Terracottas from Benin City, the bullet-riddled car from the assassination of Murtala Muhammed, carved ivory, ancient royal crowns and intricate handcrafted artefacts from all over Nigeria.

When is the best time to visit the museum?
The museum is open from morning till late evening. It is advisable to go early so you can have enough time to explore the grounds. It is also advisable to call the contact number to confirm gate fee or if there are any special exhibitions.

How to get to the museum?
The museum is located in Ikoyi, Lagos Island. You can take a cab direct to Modupe alakija crescent in Ikoyi or board a bus to TBS, the popular bus terminal on the Island.

Fun things to do at the museum
1. Explore and experience the journey of Nigeria through the different collections of outstanding art and monuments on display
2. Meet and interact with knowledgeable artists, curators and art enthusiasts.
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Re: A brief walk into the Nigerian National Museum

By: Gideon |Time : October 05, 2018, 02:30:44 AM
Well,I have not really visited a national museum. It would be nice to visit this to learn from history.

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