Ouidah Museum of History, Ouidah

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Examine a rich collection of cultural significance at Ouidah Museum of History, which gives an intimate understanding of the region's history. Restored and reopened in 1967, the 1 hectare (2.47 acre) museum was once a Portuguese fort and slave trade center. The compound contains a chapel, military garrison and barracks, and a residence within its walls--though not all structures house exhibits. Head to the residence to inspect a variety of memorabilia and archaeological relics, some of which date back to prehistoric times. Should you need assistance, hire a trained curator to guide you through the museum. Put Ouidah Museum of History at the forefront of your travel plans using our Ouidah trip itinerary maker website .
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  • this places has a lot of history .a horrible period of mankind just because of skin colour. it was sad that a fellow human can treat other humans that way. we were escorted to slave markets, the final...  more »
  • The museum showcased the rich history and culture of the people of Benin and Ouidah. it also showed how most West African cultures are intricately linked.  more »
  • Old, not welltained,but very interesting museum. Each one should know about this horrible episode of mankind.  more »
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  • The guide was very knowledgeable. I enjoyed it.
  • Poorly maintained infrastructure but it harbors heartwrenking memories and History. Great visit!!!
  • Was touring the museum with a group of young Beninese girls for a camp and the guide was extremely sexist and condescending towards us. I like the museum but I think the guide was terrible.
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