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Musee National de Kinshasa (National Museum)

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Address: Avenue du 24 Novembre, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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Located in the capital, the Musée National de Kinshasa hosts the country's...

Located in the capital, the Musée National de Kinshasa hosts the country's primary collection of Zairian art.

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Elyes B
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Tunis, Tunisia
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Tunis, Tunisia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Thank Elyes B
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7 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 that non sense tax is the entrance value. Inside we again tried to politely refuse... More 

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Thank Lisa M
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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. His boat is supposed to be moored in the river below.

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Thank David A
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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. For those who are really interested, I suggest you request permission at the museum's administration... More 

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Longwood
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Though kind of running down facility, you can still notice its glorious days. The location itself as an observation point is great where you can see the Congo river and town. Artifacts are all authentic, interesting and give you an idea and feel about what Congo is all about.

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Thank Ilan B
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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Reviewed 26 April 2016

We visited as a team of missionaries, 12 in number, was the best option for a day engagement. to learn and appreciate nature as well as Raw beauty...

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Dushanbe, Tajikistan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2016

I spend an hour or so at the museum, where a tiny collection of traditional masks is conserved. It's interesting to discover them and learn about their history and significance, although I feel like the museum could be developed more and could be better sponsored.

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Thank Francesca S
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 11 September 2015 via mobile

Unfortunately I only found out after visiting that there is a lot of artifacts in storage, which "could" be seen. Anyway if you visit try to ask to see some of the stored stuff, apparently worthwhile. The museum we did get to see was very small but interesting. Mostly to do with masks. There is also one of Mobutu's leopard... More 

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Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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Reviewed 9 September 2015

This museum is just at the entrance to the rue Matadi (Ngaliema). The entrance fee for foreigners is US 5 per person ($3 for children). You will need your passport or a copy thereof, to gain entrance to the museum. As you walk up the hill, you'll then see a little paillote, and that is where you pay the entrance... More 

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Zemst, Belgium
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Reviewed 16 May 2015

Siiutation of the museum was central located. The exposition was rather poor as well as the accomodation.

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