These iconic museums in Africa will blow your mind

Charles Ayitey May 18, 2018
Side view of the Jemaa head, on display at Nigeria's National Museum in Lagos. (Photo:
This article has been edited and was first published on April 02, 2016.

When it comes to museums, Africa has some of the most iconic yet underappreciated sites in the world. Since the post-colonial era, these collections have been used to measure how far respective African countries have advanced.

In 2009, US President Barack Obama brought international attention to Cape Coast Castle as part of his trip to Ghana. It brought back sad memories over the transatlantic slave trade and Ghana’s colonial history. There are many other relics of artistic, cultural, historic and scientific relevance worth seeing in Africa.

In this piece, I will take you on a tour of five of the most iconic museums that have survived to retell Africa’s momentous history.

Last Edited by:Francis Akhalbey Updated: June 12, 2018


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