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Sierra Leone National Museum

Siaka Stevens St, Freetown, Sierra Leone
+232 22 223555
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Surprise treat

didn't know what to expect. Had quite a few interesting things. If you are in town 2-3 days or... read more

Reviewed May 14, 2018
Page W
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Charleston, South Carolina
Important to visit

This is located next to the Cotton Tree. The entry fee was 75000 for the 2 of us. Our guide... read more

Reviewed March 8, 2018
John G
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London, United Kingdom
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Siaka Stevens St, Freetown, Sierra Leone
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Reviewed May 14, 2018

didn't know what to expect. Had quite a few interesting things. If you are in town 2-3 days or more you should go. Right near Cotton Tree. Loved it

Thank Page W
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Reviewed March 8, 2018

This is located next to the Cotton Tree. The entry fee was 75000 for the 2 of us. Our guide explained there were two buildings showing the different stages of the country's history. The first gallery included ceremonial dress worn by the various tribal leaders...More

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Reviewed February 26, 2018

Educational museum about the history of sierra leone. Well worth a visit if you have an interest in history or just want to learn a bit more about the country's background. Also had a nice display of artwork.

1  Thank Scarlett S
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Reviewed February 3, 2018 via mobile

Right across from the Cotton Tree, this three-room (one to right, two to left) museum has some great history, artifacts and photos in a small space. The website (and past reviews here) said closed on weekends, but we found it open (and empty) at 2:15...More

Thank Kendall M
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Reviewed December 31, 2017

Though small, the Sierra Leone National Museum gives a great account of the country's history from the founding by the Krio, to the wars and the present day. A bit more state funding will make the place even better.

Thank Sammy M
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Reviewed November 9, 2017

a wonderful place to visit. you will learn a lot of history and even current happenings. lots of arts work to see also and learn from.

Thank johnabrahamboscok
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Reviewed September 22, 2017

I visited the museum on Saturday, I arrived at 12.30 in the morning and it was closed, they opened around 1 pm, little interest from the lady who administers the museum. Little to see, 2 rooms, little light, although it is interesting and worth the...More

Thank agusticassa
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Reviewed July 18, 2017

The museum presents two large rooms filled with a wide variety of cultural and historic artifacts and documents. It is a good place for an quick overview of Sierra Leone and its past. The docent tour is worthwhile. Limited parking is available inside the security...More

1  Thank Katy D
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Reviewed May 13, 2017 via mobile

As much as I had wanted to see the museum, it is closed on weekends! So it is something important to let people know before they plan their visit.

1  Thank Betty A
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Reviewed April 26, 2017

Definite improvements since the last time I was there, not least a knowledgeable guide and the installation of a wonderful display of 'debul' (initiation society devils) plus the setting of some type of context which is very helpful for the first time visitor. Clearly much...More

1  Thank Charine22
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