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Musee National de Bamako

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Address: Ave de la Liberte, Bamako, Mali

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A Paradise for Culture and Traditions

It is a very nice infrastructure to organize many cultural events from music to painting, sculptures among many others. It requires more activities to have in the agenda

Reviewed 17 March 2016
Elizabeth C
Geneva, Switzerland
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Geneva, Switzerland
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Reviewed 17 March 2016

It is a very nice infrastructure to organize many cultural events from music to painting, sculptures among many others. It requires more activities to have in the agenda

Thank Elizabeth C
Moscow, Russia
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Reviewed 26 December 2015

It is a magnificent Museum. There are very qualified staff who knows the collection of this Museum. I recommend everyone to start exploring Mali with this Museum.

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Reviewed 19 December 2015

it was great to see antique items from the various tribes of Mali,excellent museum with a great range of masks, musical instruments,ritual objects, textiles and pottery. The range of artifacts was very broad and comprehensive. If there is one thing not to miss in Bamako then I would say it is this museum.

3 Thank n0madics0ul
Blacksburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2015

First rate museum experience - well worth your time and the minimal admission. Also, it's air conditioned.

1 Thank Carl P
Tbilisi, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2015

really nice museum, great collection of the Dogon masks and Malian bogolan fabric. Exposition is not very big, but nicely explained and includes real masterpieces.

Thank NikolayTbilisi
Bamako, Mali
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2015

Small but informative. Nice way to spend an hour or so. I especially like the exhibit on local textiles and the models of famous mud mosques. There is a cafe outside.

Thank Laura S
New Delhi, India
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Reviewed 2 September 2014

The National Museum has recently been renovated and opened.It is very small by world Museum standards,there was work going on ,so it may be expanding. They had one section devoted to wooden artifacts-masks from different areas of mali and figurines of men and women. The captions are all in French and there was a documentary running on the TV which... More 

Thank agmathew
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2014

As far as West African Museums go, this was pretty impressive! It was small, but nicely done with interesting artwork well displayed. There is also a cute cafe attached that had some good ginger juice.

Thank Nandita T
Seoul, South Korea
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2014

There are so much to see in Mali, and therefore many people don't hang around in Bamako too long. There are music scene and all, but again it's better to use most of your time for countryside of Mali.. like Djanne and Dogon County. But if you have some extra time to spend in Bamako, the museum is worth going.... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 28 April 2014

The Museum located in the National Park has received significant funding from the Aga Khan Trust for Culture organisation to restore and preserve national artifacts. The new version of the museum, opened in July 2013, displays collection of wooden statues, masks, and textiles from Mali. The exhibits are well done and modern, in line with Western standards. The building itself... More 

Thank MarySL00

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