Musee des Arts et Traditions du Gabon (Museum of Art and Culture), Libreville

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Explore a seaside monument to Gabonese customs and culture at Musee des Arts et Traditions du Gabon (Museum of Art and Culture). The modern building's halls exhibit artifacts and works of art, such as native masks, ceremonial costumes, wooden sculptures, and an old decorated gorilla skull. Meanwhile, the rustic courtyard showcases straw and mud-brick houses, plus various wooden and metal sculptures. Hire a guide for an extra fee to help you with French explanations and learn more about what you see. Start your trip to Libreville by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.
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  • I went there looking for map of Africa pendants a friend wanted me to bring back for them back in the UK. I did not find the pendants I was after but the plac eis worth a visit. They have...  more »
  • It’s a very small museum but some of the exhibits are really fascinating. There are some very nice dance costumes and masks. It’s absolutely necessary to have a guide to explain each piece. There are....  more »
  • This is a small ethnic museum. The entrance fee is 3000 XAF but you will have to pay more if you want to take photos inside the museum. There are some wooden sculptures on the outside. The inside has 2 small floors of exhibits. They primarily are focused upon tribal masks and a few other artifacts. Everything can be seen in about 10 minutes.
  • I highly recommend taking a guided tour, it's not expensive (3000fcfa instead of 2000), but you hear a lot about the local religions and traditions from a friendly guide who speaks both french and english

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