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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  • For all lovers of fine arts, go to the national museum for a ride. The Cameroonian culture in its nature and its ten regions
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  • Very nice museum full of Cameron history (music, culture, way of living/clothing...), for the people whom are interested to know about African culture, i really suggest to go and take a round there.  more »
  • This museum has plenty of scope for improvement and seems to have taken a minimalist approach. I'm trying not to sound negative, but there isn't much to see.  more »
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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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