National Museum of Yaounde (Le Musee National de Yaounde), Yaounde

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Housed in the former presidential residence, today National Museum of Yaounde (Le Musee National de Yaounde) serves as an institution for the conservation of the national culture. Opened in 1972, the museum attracts visitors with its architecture, attractive grounds, and vast collection of art. Take a guided tour to see exhibits of bronze and wooden statues and symbols, as well as pictures of historical figures. You can also visit the lavish yard with 12 fountains and examples of traditional houses originating from each of the country's regions. National Museum of Yaounde (Le Musee National de Yaounde) is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Yaounde Edition.
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  • It is right in the heart of the city of yaounde you could not miss it. You will find masks, costumes, objets d'art and other accessories from our local cultures  more »
  • Very good summary of the history and diversity of Cameroon. Well worth the detour. To recommend
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  • A must-see if you pass through Yaoundé. Guides you marvel during the visit by telling myths and traditions associated with the present arts objects!
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  • A great tour for Cameroonian history and culture. I personally enjoyed the cultural arts exhibits which included an area for traditional instruments and an area displaying different mediums of art, both traditional and modern. What didn't sit well with me was the no photography rule. I understand that some of the exhibits need to be preserved and cannot be photographed, but the way our group was asked and missing out on the opportunity to share the experience with others back home was slight disappointing. Overall, I think it was worth the time and money, so I would recommend it for visitors in the Yaounde area.
  • A must to visit when you are in Yaoundé. It's a place full of history with a lot to discover as you go through the different rooms of the museum. I will definitely go back there!
  • Good place to visit. A good part of the history of cameroon is found.
  • Previously the presidency of Cameroon, it is today the national museum and houses amazing artifacts and precious archaeological objects from across the country
  • Nice place to visit.
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