Ouidah Museum of History, Ouidah

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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  • The Gate of No return Monument on the beach, of which there are a number of photographs here, is not The Museum of History of Ouidah. See the actual photo of the building which was originally Fort of ...  more »
  • It achieves its effect of making one reflect on Man's inhumanity to Man. The Fort where the .museum is housed was the nub for the slave trade. The Benin authorities should seek international funding t...  more »
  • The museum is housed in the old Portugeuse fort that doubled as a slave holding centre on the Benin coast of west Africa. It gives a "no holds barred" account of the way in which the slaves were taken...  more »
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  • The Museum is worth a visit. A beautiful permanent exhibition of photos in black and white of the 50s and 60s. Some items also dating back to the time of slavery.
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  • Very interesting Museum which should be more highlighted. The visit is a little spotty depending on the guides (I did it 3 times) but it's absolutely exciting. You can take the guide to do also the visit to the temple of pythons and the sacred forest to have a more comprehensive overview of the history and the culture of Benin.
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  • The exhibition is beautiful too, it nurtured the mentality, especially for us Benin who are still in the nuages.ca lets you know that there is no difference between Benin and the other side of the Atlantic
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  • It's beautiful as a tourist site
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