List of Museums in Nigeria
Benin City National Museum
This museum is one of Nigeria’s national museum located in the city centre on King’s Square. The museum is home to a significant number of artifacts mostly of the Benin Empire such as cast iron pieces, terracotta and bronze figures. You will also find in the Benin City museum some ancient arts some as old as time of inception.
Old Residency Museum Calabar
Old Residency Museum is located In Calabar. It is a prefabricated structure of Scandinavian red-pine wood built in 1884 on top of the consular hill during the British colonial rule.
Slave Trade Museum Calabar
Slave Trade Museum Calabar is Located in a slave-trading warehouse in Marina Beach used in the fifteenth-century for Slave trade.
The museum got its name from Slave monuments that took place in Calabar which used to be an embarkation point for many slaves who left African shores during the transatlantic slave trade.
The Cross River State initiative established the museum in a bid to boost the tourism potential in the state, the museum is under the supervision of NCMM -National Commission for Museums and Monuments.
The museum is made up to significant artistic objects, much more it is as well considered an ethnographic museum with permanent exhibitions sightings.
Esiẹ Museum is located in Southwestern Kwara State, Nigeria in a town named Esie. The museum was established in the year 1945 making it the first museum in Nigeria. Esie museum is house to several thousand tombstone figures and human imageries. It’s reputation is owing to the fact that it has the largest collection of soapstone images across the globe.
Gidan Makama Museum Kano
Other notable Museums in Nigeria