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“How strange to find Africa so closeby!”
Review of Afrika Museum

Afrika Museum
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Owner description: The Africa Museum is a museum about people located in the wooded hills of Berg en Dal near Nijmegen. It has both indoor and outdoor exhibits, with regularly changing temporary exhibitions and permanent displays of traditional African objects and its large collection of contemporary African art. Objects that reflect the customs and traditions of different African peoples. They tell stories about universal human themes like mourning, celebration, ornamentation, prayer, conflict; stories that inspire visitors to find out more about the huge cultural diversity to be found in the world.
Reviewed 10 May 2018

This is a unique museum in that you're "there"! You can walk through the village huts and see how the different African cultures adapted their constructions to the physical lay of the land. This makes a lasting impression especially on small children as they can see and touch. The inside museum is well set out with artifacts displayed but unfortunately all information is in Dutch.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Nyanga W, Webredacteur at Afrika Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

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Reviewed 31 August 2017

Very nice and 'cosy' museum telling and showing interesting matters about Africa and foreign 3rd world countries in general. Beautiful feather exhibition, very beautiful photo exhibition and all you can see about housing and living in African countries.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Great museum lots of nature love it
Small but very nice.
Near Nijmegen oldest city in Holland
The Romans were here did Germans were here

Date of experience: July 2017
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Kim W, Webteam at Afrika Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

Dear Ron,

Thank you for your positive reaction about the museum. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you back!

Kind regards,

Aernout

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Reviewed 23 July 2017

I was really surprised by this museum. It's surrounded in a hilly wood area.
You have a inside and outside area. Inside all kind of very nice objects, absolute no prullaria. Very nice objects which tells you more about the continent, the countries, the people and her flora and fauna. With now a very good exposition about feathers.
Outrside you find several examples off Africa buidlings. Plus you can participate in all kind of workshops, for young and andults. One tiny thing, some information text b.ogs where to little and to low to read. You have to go down our your knees to read it ;-).

Date of experience: July 2017
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Kim W, Webteam at Afrika Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2017

Dear MrCanada,

Thanks for your positive reaction on our museum! We appreciate your feedback on the texts--I will pass this along to my colleagues. Hopefully we'll see you soon again in the museum.

Kind greetings,

Rachel

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Reviewed 19 June 2017

Lovely get-away from the city of Amsterdam. A three-hour train ride gets you to this museum that features artefacts, short videos and model homesteads from the Ahsanti, Mali and Makonde empires, to name but a few.

The down-side is that any person who does not speak Dutch will be lost. The captions are only in Dutch except the section with collection of birds.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Arthur B
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Kim W, Webteam at Afrika Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2017

Dear Arthur B,

Thank you for the feedback. We'll take it into consideration.

Greetings,

Rachel

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