Black Heritage Festival, Lagos

#5 of 8 in Museums in Lagos
History Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
Black Heritage Festival explores and shows one of the darkest periods of human history. Housed in a former 1863 district office, the Nigerian Cultural Commission-run museum displays records and items from the 300 years of slave trade. Get a sense of the terror of everyday life in Lagos, and walk through the nine different galleries, where documents and artefacts tell the grim history of the industry that sold 50,000 people into slavery. Images of the slaves create a visual element, helping you envision this difficult past and confront the lives lost. Put Black Heritage Festival and other Lagos attractions into our Lagos road trip app, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • If you've come this far, you will visit this museum. Heart-breaking for the topic it addresses, and heart-breaking for its shallow resources for telling the story. After all, 300+ years of slave...  more »
  • The renovated Heritage museum has brought back the beauty of this structure that was built in 1863 by the colonial government and commissioned as a museum by Lagos state government in 2003. It houses....  more »

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