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Badagry Slave Museum and Black History Museum

Badagry Town, Badagry 103101, Nigeria
+234 805 373 9895
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The story behind this place is shameful. You always hear about slave trade, but seeing with your... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Luca R
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My experience at first storey building in nigeria

I had the opportunity to visit the first story building in Nigeria, the building is currently 173... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
sisi v
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BRIEF HISTORY OF BADAGRY Badagry was founded around 1425 A.D. before its existence, people have been living along the Coast of Gberefu, which later gave birth to Badagry. Fishing, Farming, salt making from ocean water were the main occupation of the people. The natives believe that Badagry was founded by a famous farmer called ‘Agbedeh’ who lived at Gberefu Sea Beach and maintained a farm land across the lagoon in the present Badagry. ‘Greme’ means farm in Ogu language and the people who visited Agbede’s farm, when asked, would say they went to ‘Agbedegreme’ meaning agbede’s farm. The word was later coined to Agbadarigi by the Yoruba settlers and was later corrupted to Badagry by the European slave merchants before the end of the senteenth century. The people of Badagry are heterogenous. They are mainly Ogu of Whydah, Whra, Wheme and Ga/Ewe clans who migrated from the former Dahomey and Awori-Yoruba who are descendants of Oduduwa of Western Nigeria. The traditions of
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Badagry Town, Badagry 103101, Nigeria
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The story behind this place is shameful. You always hear about slave trade, but seeing with your own eyes the rooms where it happened is definitely something else. Still, it felt like something was missing in the visit. The guide was very nice and friendly....More

Thank Luca R
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jinuset, General Manager at Badagry Slave Museum and Black History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Luca R, Thanks for your review and we promise to upgrade our tourism service operations regularly. please do us a favour, kindly call us ahead of your next coming and we promise you a whooping discount. Thanks Tour Director.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had the opportunity to visit the first story building in Nigeria, the building is currently 173 years old. The first educational system in Nigeria started in Badagry, where the first primary school was established by the Wesleyan missionary in 1843 and was named nursey...More

1  Thank sisi v
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jinuset, General Manager at Badagry Slave Museum and Black History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Sisi V, Thanks for your review and we promise to maintain and uphold these histories and monuments, likewise our tour operations services. Thanks as we look forward to see or hear from you again. Tour Director.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The monuments in Badagry are historical and cultural. The town is connected to the slave history era and it is ideal for schools, individuals, groups and families who are interested in learning about the past. The people are very friendly and happy to recieve visitors....More

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Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

I had the pleasure of taking the Badagry Slave Museum tour and it was an unforgettable experience! The tour guide (Setonji) was very friendly and extremely informative. He went out of his way to make sure that I was comfortable and that I enjoyed the...More

Thank kapuchine
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jinuset, Tour Director at Badagry Slave Museum and Black History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

It was a great pleasure having you visiting destination and patronizing our tourism services. We look forward to seeing you again in Badagry Kapuchine and a big thanks for your recommendation. this is what we are dedicated to. Abayi lo. (Thanks) Setonji.

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Reviewed 12 March 2018

This is a very big attraction ! This place is a place of education and fun. I and my classmates at Greensprings School Anthony Campus Year 4 are going on a tour.It is a big attraction because it shows us the other side of life...More

Thank RASHEEDAT O
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jinuset, Tour Director at Badagry Slave Museum and Black History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Rasheedat, It was a great pleasure we had you around and thanks for this review. this is a great broadcast for our destination and our tourism services. It's also a privilege tour guiding you and being able to impact something new in you and...More

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Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

I went on a group tour to Badagry and it was a fantastic day, we saw the museum , the slave market , church and the point of no return. It was emotional and fulfilling as well. Definitely a must see

1  Thank Funmi O
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jinuset, Tour Director at Badagry Slave Museum and Black History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your review Funmi. Setonji

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Reviewed 2 May 2017

Was a wonderful experience, especially the trip to the "Point of No Return" of which i was fortunate to have returned (smiles). Any glitch? - i didnt wear comfortable shoes for the long walk and my phone's battery ran down so i missed the chance...More

2  Thank _uaruoture
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jinuset, Tour Director at Badagry Slave Museum and Black History Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2017

We're glad to hear this and we promise to improve our good services regularly.

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Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

This is my second trip to the museum and honestly I was disappointed. First off, more money should be spent on the museum and its surroundings. I get the impression that Nigeria was behind the times in cultivating and securing the slave relics and memorabilia...More

11  Thank annmajek
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Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

I felt like i was involved when i saw the chains used to shackle blacks during the slave trade period. The museums tells the story of the reality of history. I recommend this site as an attraction. My clients enjoyed my trip with them to...More

3  Thank youcomeafric
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

well, i must say that the town badagry is really filled with history, but this slave sites exceptionally give me the chills and almost brings me to tears, its really a nice place to be especially if you are history buff and fascinated about the...More

3  Thank Evans A
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