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A family in love with heritage

This museum will blow your mind because of it's numerous collections. The Da Silver family is a... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2018
Anago James Ake... O
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Lagos State, Nigeria
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Tired private museum

Perhaps the best part are the murals outside the museum depicting slavery. The museum was set up by... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2016
geoffandre
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Bunia
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10 Jun 2018
“A family in love with heritage”
6 Aug 2018
“bad guide and not interesting”
About
Benin’s turbulent history is on display here, from its prosperous 17th century beginnings as the African Dahomey kingdom and 19th century invasion by the French to its 1960 independent Marxist regime and present-day democracy.
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Porto-Novo, Benin
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

This museum will blow your mind because of it's numerous collections. The Da Silver family is a very important family in Benin republic and when you visit their museum, you will learn about the family's past and journey as returneex from Brazil. It was great...More

1  Thank Anago James Ake... O
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 3 January 2016

Perhaps the best part are the murals outside the museum depicting slavery. The museum was set up by a returning wealthy Beninois, built around his house. There is a large meeting hall celebrating the life of Martin Luther King with photos, and transcripts of speeches....More

2  Thank geoffandre
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

a rich man's collection - half of the place is photocopies of old newspaper articles in frames - being called historic documents. The owner's private car and motorcycle collection was pretty interesting and I dont have an interest in vehicles - the original house is...More

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Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

This museum will blow your mind because of it's numerous collections. The Da Silver family is a very important family in Benin republic and when you visit their museum, you will learn about the family's past and journey as returneex from Brazil. It was great...More

1  Thank Anago James Ake... O
Reviewed 3 January 2016

Perhaps the best part are the murals outside the museum depicting slavery. The museum was set up by a returning wealthy Beninois, built around his house. There is a large meeting hall celebrating the life of Martin Luther King with photos, and transcripts of speeches....More

2  Thank geoffandre
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