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National Museum of Yaounde (Le Musee National de Yaounde)

Yaounde, Cameroon
+237 6 99 14 81 47
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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
swesha
,
Paris
Wish I had gone in

With a hired taxi waiting I decided not to pay the 5000cfa and go in. I now wish I had. If for no... read more

Reviewed 25 November 2017
Boulah
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Rabat, Morocco
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Cultural and ecological treasures are housed in this former residence.
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good30%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible12%
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Yaounde, Cameroon
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+237 6 99 14 81 47
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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
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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
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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.

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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 Sara S
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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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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Seeing this Museum is like visiting each region of Cameroon, and I enjoyed seeing the various habitations, clothing, art and music of each region. We learned so much about the history, politics and culture of the country! We appreciated the personal, guided tour, available in...More

2  Thank Elaine K
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Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

An absolute treat! The museum's displays and knowledgeable guides enable us to learn and better understand the peoples of Cameroon. From art, musical instruments, replicas of houses from the various regions, the museum nicely educates visitors on this wonderful country.

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Reviewed 5 February 2017

This museum was amazing! As a westerner we are really never taught anything about african history or culture (shame on us). My husband thought it was a bit pricey but when he translated the cost into USD I saw no issue with it. You can...More

Thank Caroline583
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Reviewed 20 January 2017

I enjoyed my visit to the Museum, and I was impressed by the display of the national history of Cameroon, as well as the cultural diversity.

Thank Fred K
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Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

I absolutely loved this museum. If you want to know the historical context of this entire country, you cannot miss this opportunity. It cost me 1000 CFA, and you will have a multitude of guides that will take you through step-by-step on the two floor...More

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