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History of Kano

A nice thing to do in Kano. You get an idea of the history of Kano. Entrance fee is very cheap... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2017
Ludwigsburg, Germany
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Museum at Kano

Its a good museum in Kano, you can learn the history of Kano with a good building and arts here... read more

Reviewed 19 February 2017
Lagos, Nigeria
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30 Jan 2018
“bad experience”
16 Apr 2017
“History of Kano”
Originally constructed in the 15th century, the Gidan Makama Museum teaches visitors about the long and distinguished history of Kano.
Opposite the Emir's Palace, Kano, Nigeria
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Reviewed 30 January 2018

. This attraction is not very good for visit . i did not like this attraction there is nothing inside .

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Mohamed D
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

A nice thing to do in Kano. You get an idea of the history of Kano. Entrance fee is very cheap. Worth visiting. The guide is explaining well.

Date of experience: April 2017
2  Thank speckzwerg
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Its a good museum in Kano, you can learn the history of Kano with a good building and arts here. Clean and friendly tour guide for us.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Bart_Boy79
Reviewed 26 March 2016

The museum houses the historical artifacts of excavated items, historical events in documented forms, the architecture in terms of mud as building material, the roofing system etc. It is a worth place to visit and close to other important areas to visit.

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank drsk91
Reviewed 30 April 2014

Incredible history and beautiful display of a traditional house. The best tour guides by far. Just wonderful.

Date of experience: May 2013
2  Thank A H
Reviewed 3 September 2013

Very interesting place to visit,if you really wants to know the origin of Hausa Fulani and the way of life in the northern part of Nigeria .Just tour around Gidan Makama Museum.So many historic items and pictures on display with well inform tour guide to...More

Date of experience: February 2013
3  Thank Meran44
Reviewed 8 July 2011

Beautifully renovated exterior. The tour guides are knowledgeable but tend to skip certain details / information as they are sometimes in a hurry to get you through. Some of the historic items on display have not been well kept, but all the same interesting to...More

Date of experience: June 2011
4  Thank ijamilu
Reviewed 13 December 2004

I lived in Nigeria nearly 3 years (2001 to 2004), and spent about 2 months living in Kano. I toured and took groups to Kano to tour, eat and enjoy this historic and interesting city. The Gidan Makama Museum is where you start any tour...More

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