Explore local history at National Museum, housed inside a Portuguese colonial fort from the 16th century. The museum collections include contemporary art, biological exhibits, and voodoo and Catholic artifacts. Built in 1575 during Portuguese rule, the fort once served as a maritime defense center. Add National Museum and other attractions to your Sao Tome trip itinerary using our Sao Tome itinerary planning tool.
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National Museum reviews
You get a small 20 min tour from an English and French speaking guide as part of the admission fee of 25 dobra pp. The exhibition is relatively small but contains some cool old artefacts. I am... more »
My expectations were low but I'm thankful i took the time to visit the museum. The guide could only speak in Portuguese but we manage to understand her explanations. Very informative and frankly a... more »
We visited this museum and we loved it! The lady working here as a tour guide knew everything about the objects and the building. I strongly recommend visiting this building if you go to Sao tome.
Go visit but don‘t expect too much of the tour guide showing you around. He basically said „this is the bedroom“, „this is the dining room“ and didn‘t explain any of the history. The fort itself is nice and worth a visit, especially the lighthouse. No photos allowed inside.
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