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Musee National de Kinshasa (National Museum)

Avenue du 24 Novembre, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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I really enjoyed this small museum & walking around the grounds after, seeing the amphitheater... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
bosphorus104
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Brooklyn, New York
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Extremely interesting

Great visit and great local guides. Deep in the history of Congo and African traditions as well as... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
roby_Italy
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Located in the capital, the Musée National de Kinshasa hosts the country's primary collection of Zairian art.
  • Excellent21%
  • Very good52%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“artifacts” (5 reviews)
“history” (6 reviews)
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Avenue du 24 Novembre, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoyed this small museum & walking around the grounds after, seeing the amphitheater, cemetery, etc. Definitely worth having a guide. Great views of the river. The guard at the bottom of the hill demanded a $1 "tip" to open the gate even though...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Great visit and great local guides. Deep in the history of Congo and African traditions as well as Colonialist past. A must see place.

Thank roby_Italy
Reviewed 11 May 2017

i went to this museum as part of my kinshasa and brazzaville tour. this was part of my awesome city tour.Congo travel and tours CTT showing us the best spots around. If you wanna see something unique , i could recommend it :) You will...More

Thank flyhom
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Very nice and exotic place to visit in Kinshasa ...Lots of things to see ...Great experience ...Staff very friendly ...Higlhy recommended

Thank Elyes B
Reviewed 23 March 2017

On my second visit to the museum I was again faced with grumpy staff just worried on asking for money for photos instead of making us - tourists - feel welcome. Since it was my second time i decided not to take photos also because...More

Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Visited on a Saturday afternoon: standard $10 + $5 for photos. Got an excellent tour from Marie Ange, here showing off the museum's N'Kisi figure. I didn't realize that the famous Stanley bronze would be guarding the museum--or that it would be quite so imposing....More

Thank David A
Reviewed 16 October 2016

It is worth visiting this important museum, which has a small collection of artifacts of the country's history, even dating back to pre-homo sapiens area. The museum was established with help from a Belgium museum, but can only exhibit a very small number of items....More

Thank CESLB
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Though kind of running down facility, you can still notice its glorious days. The location itself as an observation point is great where you can see the Congo river and town. Artifacts are all authentic, interesting and give you an idea and feel about what...More

Thank Ilan B
Reviewed 26 April 2016

We visited as a team of missionaries, 12 in number, was the best option for a day engagement. to learn and appreciate nature as well as Raw beauty...

Thank Lue222014
Reviewed 26 January 2016

I spend an hour or so at the museum, where a tiny collection of traditional masks is conserved. It's interesting to discover them and learn about their history and significance, although I feel like the museum could be developed more and could be better sponsored.

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