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National Museum (Musee National)

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small but worth $1

allow about 30 minutes or 1 hr if yo are a fanatic. ticket taker acted as guide with passable... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2018
droffilc
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Chicago, Illinois
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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 6 February 2018
dmcnslt
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Asheville, North Carolina
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27 Apr 2018
“small but worth $1”
6 Feb 2018
“Very small, rather sad museum but with friendly staff”
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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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Conakry, Guinea
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Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

allow about 30 minutes or 1 hr if yo are a fanatic. ticket taker acted as guide with passable English. Few descriptions in English. No period dates on descriptions French or English. Cross section of life items from 18th century. Lots of statues on grounds....More

2  Thank droffilc
Reviewed 6 February 2018

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
Reviewed 12 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 .

Thank rosade
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
Reviewed 26 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
Reviewed 23 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
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
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

4  Thank MazzaSantiago
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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