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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  • Beautiful.. showcases Cameroon's rich cultural heritage
  • Please ignore the sign outside that says they are open Tuesday-Sunday 10am-6pm. All the museum's employees told us they are only open till 5pm, and you'll need to be there BEFORE 4PM if you want to go inside. We have arrived just after 4pm not knowing and had to argue extensively (in French, most don't speak English). Employees attempted to collect a bribe for letting us in, on top of 2,000 CFA admission for a local person and 5,000 CFA for a foreigner. We saw another tourist get frustrated and leave. Self-guided tours are not permitted and you must have a guide. Our tour had to be rushed since we were "late". No photography inside is allowed. There were quite a few wonderful exhibition items worth seeing: rare musical instruments, costumes, masks, examples of lifestyle in different regions. All kept out in an open. Our guide touched and displayed some. We also saw some historically important photographs. All of which seemed to be degrading due to lack of proper storage and protection. Museum is worth visiting but overall experience was way below other museums I've been to before.
  • Good place.
  • A wonderful place to see the cultural diversity in Cameroon and the history of this nation . very important.
  • This place is stunning
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