Explore Togo's prehistory and colonial era at National Museum, which strives to preserve the nation's identity and culture. A Chinese merchant and collector currently runs the museum, which pairs relics from the two different time periods. Although modest in size and a bit run-down, the informative collection of paintings, pottery, textiles, and musical instruments remains an important monument to a relatively poorly documented national history. You can ask assistance from guides for more insight into the country's anthropological, ethnographic, and natural aspects. Using our international travel planner, Lome attractions like National Museum can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
National Museum Reviews
My title sums it up. :) The museum was nice, but nothing really major to see since most of the national relics are being "kept" for African countries in the first world. There were documents and writi... more »
Just a stones throw from the Independence Monument, entrance fee was 1500 cfa each but a guide is necessary as all subjects and artefacts are in French, so take note English speaking folks. The museum... more »
Quiet, little museum with a collection that tells one a bit more about Togo and its history. Not a very extensive collection though. Nice for a one hour visit.
Well I was quite disappointed by how much the state of the museum is: 1) it was damn hot inside and there were some air conditioners but none of them were even turned on (to save money I guess) so it was amazingly hot! 2) the quality of the explanation was not good at all. The guide explained us things but had his phone with him the whole time and was texting and not really taking his job seriously 3) too bad that the number of item is that few, it's mainly representing the southern part of togo more than the northern part, yet it's called the national museum...
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