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National Museum (Musee National)

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Very small, rather sad museum but with friendly staff

Museum contains a very small collection of artifacts. Signage is OK but only in French. Took 10... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
dmcnslt
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Asheville, North Carolina
super empty

not that much to see but also super cheap so I would say if you are in the area you may as well go... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2017
Emona R
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Rome, Lazio, Italy
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Located in the republic’s capital, this museum contains a nice cross-section of secular and sacred items such as masks.
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2 weeks ago
“Very small, rather sad museum but with friendly staff”
2 Jul 2017
“super empty”
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Conakry, Guinea
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Museum contains a very small collection of artifacts. Signage is OK but only in French. Took 10 minutes to get lights turned on. Some interesting statues presumably from colonial days in courtyard. Very friendly staff member helped me visit but must speak French.

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Reviewed 2 July 2017

not that much to see but also super cheap so I would say if you are in the area you may as well go but I would not recommend going out of your way to see this

Thank Emona R
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Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Was shown around the museum by Famata. It was small but really interesting with artifacts representing all the different tribal groups in Guinea . Cost 10000francs With a receipt . There is a man doing traditional weaving you can watch .

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Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Like most National Museums in Western Africa, this is a very poor collection of random artifacts... not much interest, I don't think one will learn much, but it can be worth a 5-10min visit since it's pretty much the only cultural attraction in Conakry. On...More

Thank mahme
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Reviewed 25 December 2016

Guinea has a rich tradition of art, masks, fetishs etc. Youmight not know that after visiting here. Don't expect much. There are a few pieces in the mueseum, but nothing that really reflects greatly on the culture. People working there are very nice and I...More

1  Thank William S
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Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

It's good. I was starting to think Guinea was gonna bore me. . But.. I found their artwork and I think I like their artworks. And the Port.. they also have a lot of fishes.. of different varieties.. so it's really nice.

1  Thank Akingbade O
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Reviewed 4 November 2015

With so much great art in Guinea, the few artifacts of the museum barely scratch the surface. The museum has plenty of space but most of it is used for storage. A beautiful bronze lion is hidden in a corner near the crafts workshops and...More

2  Thank LillyRosita
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Reviewed 2 November 2015

What to say....it is Guinea's only museum, and I visited at the height of the ebola epidemic, so the few visitors it may attract normally were not there. The owner/director opened the museum for me, after looking for the keys for a good 30 minutes....More

3  Thank MazzaSantiago
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Reviewed 19 August 2015

A good museum which was interesting to visit. It is one of the only museums in town so it is worth visiting if you have time.

Thank Cyril d
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Reviewed 4 October 2012

This place worth the visit on a Sunday. There is not much to do in Conakry, and one may sometime want to see a bit of local history. In the courtyard, there are some exceptional sculptures, the guide is friendly, and you get a better...More

6  Thank Julesgoesaround
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