7 historical museums in West Africa you need to visit in your lifetime

May 18, 2019 at 03:00 pm | We Tour

Elizabeth Ofosuah Johnson

Elizabeth Ofosuah Johnson | Staff Writer

May 18, 2019 at 03:00 pm | We Tour

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Ouida Museum of History – Benin

Located in Benin, the Ouidah Museum of History contains a wealth of objects and illustrations of historic and cultural significance, which together gives the visitor an intimate understanding of the region’s past. The museum’s collections are grouped into six major themes: the Portuguese Fort (in which the museum resides), the Kingdom of Xwéda, the Kingdom of Dahomey, the Slave Trade, Vodun, and the Cultural Links between Benin and the New World. The museum has been nominated for the world’s best museum many times.

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