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Get an overview of Liberian history, politics, and culture at Liberian National Museum, housed in a former colonial legislature building. View presidential papers, vintage postage stamps, private documents, and a collection of photos and maps related to Liberian independence in 1847. Founded in 1958, the museum is packed with traditional Liberian household furniture, utensils, and handicrafts (look for a dining table donated by Queen Victoria to the country's first Connecticut-born president). You can arrange for a viewing of video material related to the use of masks and dances, and browse for souvenirs at the arts and crafts shop on site. The museum also houses a contemporary arts gallery. Make Liberian National Museum part of your personalized Monrovia itinerary using our Monrovia trip itinerary maker.
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The first floor is a collection of woodwork items that are commonly found sold in the street. The second floor tells a solid narrative of the country. The third floor didn't have electricity and...
The first floor is a collection of woodwork items that are commonly found sold in the street. The second floor tells a solid narrative of the country. The third floor didn't have electricity and... more »
The latest exhibition, which takes you through the history of Liberia in 'waves' through pictures and artifacts. Very interesting.
The latest exhibition, which takes you through the history of Liberia in 'waves' through pictures and artifacts. Very interesting. more »
A place of history. Never to be forgotten. Nice artifacts and articles of history.
An interesting place. The building was the old house of representatives. It was a shame that it was looted during the war. Some of the artifacts are clearly not very old, but some items are old. It was very informative of the "waves of change" that swept through Liberia. Some of the pictures on the second floor of the wars were extremely sobering.
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