National Museum of Niger (Musee National du Niger), Niamey

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Explore Niger's culture and history at National Museum of Niger (Musee National du Niger), exhibiting a wide variety of artifacts from skeletons of dinosaur super-crocs to traditional tents with colorful patterns. Founded in 1959, this sprawling museum includes a small zoo, and features a number of Hausa-style pastel pavilions displaying traditional dresses, dwellings, and tools. See Niger in miniature and learn how to differentiate between its diverse ethnic groups. You'll also discover the history of the Sahara, when it was much greener than today. An art gallery hosts contemporary exhibits. Before you head to Niamey, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Niamey trip maker, to make sure you see all that Niamey has to offer, including National Museum of Niger (Musee National du Niger).
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  • Nice place and made for tourists. The museum itself is a bit boring, and if you're into animal rights you shouldn’t go to the zoo connected with it. There is a nice market where you can buy some... 
    Nice place and made for tourists. The museum itself is a bit boring, and if you're into animal rights you shouldn’t go to the zoo connected with it. There is a nice market where you can buy some...  more »
  • We went to the museum because of the MUST SEE review...and that there was NOTHING else to do before our night flight. We enjoyed seeing the various animals from Niger & the museum buildings... 
    We went to the museum because of the MUST SEE review...and that there was NOTHING else to do before our night flight. We enjoyed seeing the various animals from Niger & the museum buildings...  more »
  • As there is nothing to do in Niamey, this elevates the museum/zoo to the level of MUST SEE. But seriously- it’s pretty wretched. Gives you a way to spend 1.5 hours outside on a Sunday, watching the... 
    As there is nothing to do in Niamey, this elevates the museum/zoo to the level of MUST SEE. But seriously- it’s pretty wretched. Gives you a way to spend 1.5 hours outside on a Sunday, watching the...  more »
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  • Animals are in small cages and they seem weak. They can't move freely. Especially the hyena in a very small cage. I felt deeply sorry when i saw their conditions. Something should be done to make them more relax!
  • It's a good tourist attraction site. And a good culture conservation center.
  • Not bad, but it must be improved in order to be more attractive
  • Boubou Hamma Musée National is the national museum of the republic of Nigèr, located in Niamey. I heared it was established in 1959.The museum is houses a park, zoo & a recreational area. I visited there in 2019 and in the museum I learnt different traditional dwellings of Nigerien cultures. I'm Nigerian, I visited here on my Travel across West african states.
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