Sierra Leone National Museum, Freetown

3.5
Find your way to history in the former railway station which houses Sierra Leone National Museum. Established in 1957, the museum is full of indigenous cultural artifacts and modern day historical items such as photographs. The site displays the sometimes-painful history of the country and its people. See the hidden history of secret societies and the costumes people wore at the entrance of the local treasure trove; head deeper into the museum to see the timeline of slavery. Hire a museum guide to understand the exhibits better. Use our Freetown trip itinerary builder tool to visit Sierra Leone National Museum on your trip to Freetown, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • This small collection Sierra leonean artefacts spans several points in Sierra Leonean history. It includes masquerade and other ceremonial artefacts of Mende, Temne ans other groups, the mysterious so...  more »
  • It's impressive. As far as I can remember, the admission fee was about 50,000 leons. Traditional costumes, masks, furnishings and musical instruments of the people living in Sierra Leone are exhibited. Furthermore, the second floor has an exhibition that deals with the problems facing the world today. You will visit with a guide. The guide's English is fast, so if you don't have confidence in your English, tell them to speak slowly. Photography is not allowed.
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  • It's small but compete it shows the culture and origins.
  • This museum is classic
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