Liberian National Museum, Monrovia

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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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  • Seems recently renovated. The museum has three floors. Loads of great information. Outside the museum (in the backyard), is the tomb of one of the past presidents. Would have been nice if there was a....  more »
  • For those coming to Liberia looking to learn about their history and culture, you must start here. I heard that there was little to see, but was surprised by the quality of the displays and the...  more »
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  • Nice place but you have to pay to enter and get a tour.
  • A visit to a historical city is always an exciting experience. It is a fascinating adventure. I had one such experience during the last summer vacations, when I visited Delhi. New Delhi is the capital of India. It is a city of great historical importance of its own. With my family, I reached Delhi by train. After some rest, we undertook a visit to Delhi. Delhi is a historical city. It has been called by different names in different periods of time. On one hand there are Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Jantar Mantar, Qutub Minar, India Gate which narrate the glorious past of India; while Rashtrapati Bhawan, Lotus Temple, Parliament, to name a few, are the wonders of modern times. We visited the Red Fort first. The Red Fort is also known as Lal Quila and is the landmark of Delhi. It stands on the bank of river Yamuna. It was built by Shah Jehan in 1648. It is built using red stones. It consisted of Diwan-e-Aam, Diwan-e-Khas, Rang Mahal etc. Then we visited Raj Ghat, Parliament, India Gate and Lotus Temple. Next day we visited the Qutub Minar. It is one of the beautiful and perfect towers in the world. It has a blend of pink, red arid orange stone and many artistic carvings. It is a gem of architecture I liked it very much. Then we went to see the Iron Pillar and the Jamma Masjid. The biggest of all masjids in India. We visited jantar-mantar an old astrological lab. By the evening, we had completed the tour of Delhi and returned back. I enjoyed my trip to the Delhi very much. It was really an unforgettable experience which apart from being intellectually rewarding gave us a glimpse of our country's proud history.
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