Benedictine Museum of Mont-Febe

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Benedictine Museum of Mont-Febe

Benedictine Museum of Mont-Febe
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Abbias, intricate carvings on a dried fruit shell, are the pride of this small but fascinating museum.
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nutrinut
Geneva, Switzerland296 contributions
Surprisingly diverse pieces in a serene setting
Oct. 2019
We stopped on a whim and found the museum quite interesting. Although small, it had a variety of ancient and well kept pieces. Worth a visit! The setting is serene and peaceful.
Written 8 November 2019
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171margaret2910
Palo Alto, CA8 contributions
What a fine little museum showing a serious collection.
Jan. 2019
The Benedictines across the world are welcoming. This one is no exception. Yaoundé is a difficult city and this monastery provides a a green and quiet respite.
Written 6 April 2019
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Bobis1
Yaounde, Cameroon6 contributions
Holy Ground
Oct. 2016
Very holy and peaceful ground of prayer. Quite and welcoming at any moment of the day. People of all dominion are acceptable if only your intentions are good once.
Written 26 September 2017
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Ronald_jelle
The Hague, The Netherlands2,626 contributions
A nice view, a small museum and a small incident there
Apr. 2017 • Friends
I went there today.... You can't miss the place, just after the embassy of Malta you find the school and the rest of the monestry....

It is a peaceful place... most of the people are friendly, however at the part (outside)where you have the Maria shrine there were some locals hanging around (not praying) and when I was there taking a picture of the view on Yaounde one of them was complaining about white people and insisted that I would pay money for making a picture there (which I did not). That incident annoyed me a lot and als my friend, who comes from Cameroon, got irritated...

They have a workplace in the monestry where you can buy all sorts of wooden furniture and they are happy to show you around the workplace...

There is also the very small museum, not bad... but not so special unless you've never seen anything from Cameroon before.

Still just for the view on the town it is interesting to go here.
Written 6 April 2017
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Dan P
Ethiopia61 contributions
Good introduction to Cameroon culture.
Dec. 2015 • Family
Ours was an afternoon visit. Even if it was out of hours, they opened it for us and we could visit at length. The museum has a collection of actual historical artefacts, with good explanations to most items. I am not sure if they cover all regions of the country but the richest cultures ( bamileke, etc) are well represented. The museum is set in the monastery and the atmosphere is very relaxed, quiet. The number of items on show is just right not to make it too tiring.
Written 29 November 2016
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Hasan C
Addis Ababa57 contributions
Interesting place
Dec. 2015 • Friends
One of the place that has to be visited in Youndé.
I have asked the meanings of the statues because they don't like neither a human nor an animal even nor one the stages indicated in darwin's theorie. The answer of the guard was "People close their eyes and make the shapes of the gods that they see".
It is situated at the top of Mont Febe. Surrounded by green and calm.
Written 9 September 2016
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Irene A
Venice, Italy30 contributions
Small private collection, but a good one!
Jul. 2016 • Friends
Some local pieces of art are exposed inside the benedictine museum located on Mont Febe. Just ask any taxi-driver and they'll get you there. It is a very nice collection..too bad we didn't find a guide that could explain something more than what we learned from the paper catalogue..
Written 9 July 2016
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Pedro E
Yaounde, Cameroon13 contributions
Cameroon history
Jun. 2015 • Couples
Museum where you can see artefacts of the tribes that use to rules the country. Works of art, chief thrones, arms and tools from differents parts of the country, some from the 19th century.
Written 25 May 2016
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Ada v
Berkel en Rodenrijs, The Netherlands55 contributions
The museum has a very intersting collection of traditional Camerounian woodcraft art.
Apr. 2016 • Business
The collection in the museum is of high quality, but it is rather small, only a few rooms. We found the museum closed when we arrived at noon but they opened at out request. Wonderful traditional objects of exceptional quality. .
Written 23 April 2016
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Hans L
Copenhagen, Denmark5 contributions
Nice place with samples of art (brassware and woodcarvings) and good view over town
Jan. 2016 • Couples
Very nice and interesting collection, peaceful atmosphere, take it in at your own pace. The book - catalogue explains the history behind the collection and each artefact in English and French. We bought a copy for memory for only 10.000 (Father Joseph).
Great ambience and nice people.
Don't miss a walk and the view over town

The monastery is above Mont Febé Hotel.
Written 18 January 2016
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