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Musee National de Bamako, Bamako

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Museum · Specialty Museum
Get an overview of Mali's heritage at Musee National de Bamako, which details the history and culture of Mali from prehistory to present day. An archeological collection has a fossilized skull of a prehistoric man and an artistic view of life during the Paleolithic age, while an ethnographic collection displays masks and carvings from various parts of the country, including contemporary puppets and ancient textiles. Established in 1953 as the Museum of French Sudan directed by a Ukrainian archaeologist, the museum now also hosts exhibits of contemporary arts. Check out photographs from the Bamako biennale, and stop in the gift shop for a good selection of souvenirs and art-related items. French and English speaking guides are available. Plan my Bamako trip by asking Inspirock to come up with tips and suggestions.
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  • The entrance is really cheap. The place is small an the displays are small too, you can see it in an afternoon. The thing is that the displays are awesome, some beautiful masks and wood carvings, a...  more »
  • This museum has come a LONG WAY from when I first visited in the 80s. I really think every visitor to Mali should go there. But some of the displays are so far from the aisle where you observe them...  more »
  • Nice place to visit combine it with adjacent national park. Some beautiful masks and statues. Great outing for a Sunday morning.
  • Easily accessible and close to other sites like zoo. Guided tours are offered at 3000 CFA for foreigners.

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