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Musee National de Kinshasa (National Museum)

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With a minimum to see, a great performance of the guide

The small museum has not much to show, but the guide, at least Jose (the one we had), made it a... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2018
Lyon, France
Very good visit

This museum is small. It can't be compared with the Louvre or a suchlike museum, but it's worth... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2018
Steeve P
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Located in the capital, the Musée National de Kinshasa hosts the country's primary collection of Zairian art.
Avenue du 24 Novembre, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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Reviewed 28 July 2018

The small museum has not much to show, but the guide, at least Jose (the one we had), made it a wonderful spectacle. I learned and amused a lot. Only zone of shade: the entry fee (not clear and documented)

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Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

This museum is small. It can't be compared with the Louvre or a suchlike museum, but it's worth visiting. It is on the Ngaliema Mount, formerly known as 'Stanley Mount'. The entrance fee is $10 per person for foreigners and $1 per person for locals....More

Thank Steeve P
Reviewed 3 March 2018

With almost no tourism activities in Kinshasa, we were pleased to find a fine collection of crafts, artifacts, and examples of Congolese life past and present. The signs are in French, and the docent they assigned us had very limited English. Luckily, our own guide...More

Thank Richard J
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed this small museum & walking around the grounds after, seeing the amphitheater, cemetery, etc. Definitely worth having a guide. Great views of the river. The guard at the bottom of the hill demanded a $1 "tip" to open the gate even though...More

Thank bosphorus104
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Great visit and great local guides. Deep in the history of Congo and African traditions as well as Colonialist past. A must see place.

Thank roby_Italy
Reviewed 11 May 2017

i went to this museum as part of my kinshasa and brazzaville tour. this was part of my awesome city tour.Congo travel and tours CTT showing us the best spots around. If you wanna see something unique , i could recommend it :) You will...More

Thank flyhom
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Very nice and exotic place to visit in Kinshasa ...Lots of things to see ...Great experience ...Staff very friendly ...Higlhy recommended

Thank Elyes B
Reviewed 23 March 2017

On my second visit to the museum I was again faced with grumpy staff just worried on asking for money for photos instead of making us - tourists - feel welcome. Since it was my second time i decided not to take photos also because...More

Thank LisaM8065
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Visited on a Saturday afternoon: standard $10 + $5 for photos. Got an excellent tour from Marie Ange, here showing off the museum's N'Kisi figure. I didn't realize that the famous Stanley bronze would be guarding the museum--or that it would be quite so imposing....More

Thank David A
Reviewed 16 October 2016

It is worth visiting this important museum, which has a small collection of artifacts of the country's history, even dating back to pre-homo sapiens area. The museum was established with help from a Belgium museum, but can only exhibit a very small number of items....More

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