IFAN Museum (African Arts Museum), Dakar

2.6
#3 of 16 in Museums in Senegal
One of the oldest museums in West Africa, IFAN Museum (African Arts Museum) serves as an important research center, noted for its collection of traditional Senegalese art. Nearly 300 items store here include tribal mask collected from every corner of the continent. Temporary exhibits regularly supplement the permanent collection. Arrange to visit IFAN Museum (African Arts Museum) and other attractions in Dakar using our Dakar day trip app.
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  • this was a big building but not a lot to see. had heads,skirts,and lots of artifacts on didplay. it only takes 30 min to see.  more »
  • This museum costs 5000 francs to visit. Since there is only one floor and it takes about 20 minutes to see all of the art, I thought that it was overpriced. My friend enjoyed it more than I did.  more »
  • The art was disposed nicely, but there was no explanation anywhere. Nice to see but with proper explanation it could be even better.  more »
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  • Good collection of African art products across the history. The price is relatively high for non-locals though, and taking this into consideration, I don't think you're missing a lot if you decide not to visit this museum.
  • Awesome experience, great exhibits with knowledgeable guides. Definitely worth the visit
  • It's probably worth visiting while in Dakar, but the exhibits are a little disappointing. Downstairs is and impressive but small collection of masks and carvings, upstairs was some decontextualized textiles. It can be compared with the national museum in Bamako which has the exact same set of exibits ( artifacts and textiles) but does a much better job of making them interesting. The guard at the entrance reduced our price significantly because we live in Egypt.
  • Wonderful place for making art, no facilities but inspired
  • I would not call it a museum but a memorabilia place with african masks. And the price was unnecessarily high for non locals
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