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National Museum of Yaounde (Le Musee National de Yaounde)

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Expensive but well maintained with enthusiastic guides and at least it exists as there are so few museums in cameroun

Yes , like the others have said it is expensive but at least they have attempted and taken the... read more

Reviewed 3 December 2017

An insightful glance at the traditional musical instruments, political history and cultural variety... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
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Cultural and ecological treasures are housed in this former residence.
Yaounde, Cameroon
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Reviewed today via mobile

Very nice museum full of Cameron history (music, culture, way of living/clothing...), for the people whom are interested to know about African culture, i really suggest to go and take a round there.

Thank imad b
Reviewed 27 August 2018

This museum has plenty of scope for improvement and seems to have taken a minimalist approach. I'm trying not to sound negative, but there isn't much to see.

Thank Andy100668
Reviewed 11 July 2018

The museum gives a nice overview of the various regions and tribes. A guide shows you around and tells a lot about the background of the things you can see and of course of the customs, history and other particularities. Quite a range of historical...More

Thank Hans H
Reviewed 14 May 2018

It is right in the heart of the city of yaounde you could not miss it. You will find masks, costumes, objets d'art and other accessories from our local cultures

Thank essenguejeanherve
Reviewed 28 March 2018

A huge museum with impressive and expansive exhibits and guides who speak both English and French. The best museum I've honestly seen in all of the African countries I've been to!

Thank lenders
Reviewed 3 December 2017

Yes , like the others have said it is expensive but at least they have attempted and taken the effort to make a national museum in yaounde which is a good thing. It's still quite new. I imagine the enthusiasm of the guides comes from...More

Thank swesha
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

With a hired taxi waiting I decided not to pay the 5000cfa and go in. I now wish I had. If for no other reason I would have liked to have gone into the former presidential palace.

Thank Boulah
Reviewed 3 October 2017

An insightful glance at the traditional musical instruments, political history and cultural variety in Cameroon. It's worth visiting this museum just for the intricate bronze statues that line the entrance.

Thank DruscillaA
Reviewed 9 September 2017

The National Museum is worth a visit to learn about the regions, people and customs of Cameroon. Some of the rooms were not lit due to power outage but overall, there was enough light from outside to see most exhibits. You have to have a...More

Thank SaraS12008
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

The museum is a former presidential palace with all that it entails. The museum is informative and has 2 floors, each divided in different sections and all sections give a real insight into Cameroon s history and culture - costs roughly 8 EUR to get...More

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