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Address: Opposite the Emir's Palace, Kano, Nigeria
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Originally constructed in the 15th century, the Gidan Makama Museum teaches...

Originally constructed in the 15th century, the Gidan Makama Museum teaches visitors about the long and distinguished history of Kano.

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KANO IN HISTORY

The museum houses the historical artifacts of excavated items, historical events in documented forms, the architecture in terms of mud as building material, the roofing system... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 March 2016
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Kano, Nigeria

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

The museum houses the historical artifacts of excavated items, historical events in documented forms, the architecture in terms of mud as building material, the roofing system etc. It is a worth place to visit and close to other important areas to visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2014

Incredible history and beautiful display of a traditional house. The best tour guides by far. Just wonderful.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013

Very interesting place to visit,if you really wants to know the origin of Hausa Fulani and the way of life in the northern part of Nigeria .Just tour around Gidan Makama Museum.So many historic items and pictures on display with well inform tour guide to give you details information of each items.some items on display are for the first settles... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2011

Beautifully renovated exterior. The tour guides are knowledgeable but tend to skip certain details / information as they are sometimes in a hurry to get you through. Some of the historic items on display have not been well kept, but all the same interesting to look at. No pictures allowed in most of the interior halls and no post-cards or... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2004

I lived in Nigeria nearly 3 years (2001 to 2004), and spent about 2 months living in Kano. I toured and took groups to Kano to tour, eat and enjoy this historic and interesting city. The Gidan Makama Museum is where you start any tour of Kano. The museum, in a series of Sudanese-style structures, is a wealth of information.... More 

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