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Address: Badagry, Lagos 550104, Nigeria

Founded in part by a Nigerian cultural commission, the Black Heritage...

Founded in part by a Nigerian cultural commission, the Black Heritage Museum preserves artifacts and records from the slave route that once ran through Badagry.

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Interesting historical place to visit

It's about 2 hour drive from Lagos, but really worth it. There are several black heritage museums in the Badagry area, friendly tour guides. Great escape from chaos of Lagos.

Reviewed 27 February 2016
Abuja, Nigeria
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

i have been to museums in other countries so being a Nigerian, I am quite critical of what I saw here. This is a major museum meant to preserve the history of the dark era of the slave trade, Badagry being a major trade route!! You find here in the two hot and stuffy unlit rooms some chains and pictures... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

knowledge, wisdom and understanding of the culture of the Nigeria and its people. its a must see to tourist from any place in the world

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Reviewed 13 January 2017

This museum is a weak point in heritage sites in Badagry. Needs more attention. Some interesting exhibits, but very few artifacts. Some of the building structure is falling apart. Even took a while to get building opened when we visited.

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Reviewed 1 July 2016

This was one of the most enlightening adventures I have ever been on. There is a sadness that dwells in this place but also a reminder of how far we have come. I am honored to have been in such a historical place to hear the stories of my ancestors and stand where they once stood.

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Wellington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 March 2016

A long way to go for so little when it is such a fascinating part of the country's history. The museum is tiny and only a handful of artefacts

1 Thank hhm501
Abuja, Nigeria
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Reviewed 27 February 2016

It's about 2 hour drive from Lagos, but really worth it. There are several black heritage museums in the Badagry area, friendly tour guides. Great escape from chaos of Lagos.

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Reviewed 18 September 2014

There are several interesting places to see in Badagry. We started at the Oba's palace and got a guide from him who took us around in Badagry for the whole day. We visited the Slave Relics museum, the Brasilian baracoon, the Black heritage museum and the point of no return. It was interesting to see the point of no return... More 

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Reviewed 21 April 2014 via mobile

The museum should be maintained in a much better way and clear lack of funds and investments shows. But that apart, the place should be a must visit for anyone interested in knowing/understanding some bits of history of Nigeria and Africa at large. The guides are very informative and friendly as well. Government can make this a money spinner with... More 

2 Thank Sanket S
Genoa, Italy
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Reviewed 8 January 2014

A real and interesting place to get a vivid knowledge of African and Nigerian heritage, is must for everyone that needs to learn about Black history

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Geneva, Switzerland
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Reviewed 27 November 2013

Very interesting day spent there! you learn a lot about the history of slavery, but also the history of Nigeria. Please plan a lot of time when you go there, so you also have a chance to boat to the point of no return. The guide in the museum was very knowledgeable and helpful and we learnt a lot. thanks... More 

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