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Worth a visit if you are in Freetown

My organization takes all visiting foreigners to the museum. It isn't the biggest museum but they... read more

Reviewed September 22, 2018
Africache
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Moscow, Russia
Small but interesting museum

Educational museum about the history of sierra leone. Well worth a visit if you have an interest in... read more

Reviewed February 26, 2018
Scarlett S
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London, United Kingdom
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed May 27, 2014

Keeping in mind the limited resources available in Freetown, this is a nice stop on your tour of Freetown. Small but has interesting artifact -the front room is filled with 'secret society' costumes (which really are 'secret' so you can't take pictures in there) as...More

4  Thank zaichek
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed January 30, 2015

Sierra Leone is a desperately poor country that only got out of a civil war 10 years ago, are suffering through an Ebola epidemic and are still rebuilding. They have more important concerns than museums right now but do visit. The artifacts and pictures are...More

3  Thank Anthony F
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Reviewed September 22, 2018

My organization takes all visiting foreigners to the museum. It isn't the biggest museum but they have some interesting artifacts. I would strongly suggest that you also take a guided tour as there aren't that many instructional plaque. I don't know if we get a...More

Thank Africache
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
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

1  Thank John G
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
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
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 SammyMmoja
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
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
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
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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