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Worth a short visit while at Monument de l’Independance

This small museum is located on the back side of the Palais de Congrès which faces the Monument de... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2018
Ben C
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Toronto, Canada
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Good insight into Togo history and culture

This is a small national museum which was surprisingly informative about Togo's history, especially... read more

Reviewed 8 December 2017
Priscilla S
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Middlebury, Vermont
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19 Sep 2018
“Worth a short visit while at Monument de l’Independance”
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“A very nice museum. Worth a visit.”
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Hopefully you will have a good guide who can tell you what you are seeing. Choose a few to really get to know, there is far too muc to remember, unless you have a background in African Art.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sb-cre8art
Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

This small museum is located on the back side of the Palais de Congrès which faces the Monument de l’Independance. If you are facing the Palais, go to the right end of the building, go behind, continue walking along the rear of the building and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ben C
Reviewed 2 June 2018

I almost regret going to the national museum, it is very small with few interesting items, photography isn't allowed, there was no guide to help us, and everyone in Lome (including the museum staff) are nice but can only speak French.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank MohQut
Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

This is a small national museum which was surprisingly informative about Togo's history, especially during its colonial periods. It was particularly interesting to learn the timing of when slavery ended in the Caribbean vis-a-vis the United States. Worth an hour to wander around!

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Priscilla S
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

The museum is small. However it is a great place to start your trip if you're new to the country as the curator does a good job of telling the story of the pieces, and of Togo. It has only two rooms, one with items...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

It's just a two chamber Musium. A lot of information about the history, culture , music etc. Everything in the musium is mention only in French,.. I love the the African piano and shisha people use to smoke. They were very good.

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank amit s
Reviewed 23 January 2017

If you have a weekend its worth checking off your list. But there is almost nothing in the two rooms--some artefacts (whether real or replicas is unclear) and muddled history...

Date of experience: January 2017
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Reviewed 14 December 2016

We arrived without an English guide but were lucky that the French guides wanted to try out their English. They put a lot of effort into the tour and we were very grateful. Some exhibits were a little tired but you get a good overview...More

Date of experience: December 2016
2  Thank tolovetolive
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

This is a small museum with little artifacts .. Ideal if you are not into large museums ... Don't expect too much entrance is 1500cfa.

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank Els V
Reviewed 16 September 2016

This two-room museum is an somewhat odd but endearing pairing two very different times in Togolese history -- prehistory and the Colonial years. An insightful snapshot of the history of Togoland and the German occupation, this museum has a few but important exhibits of a...More

Date of experience: October 2015
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