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A Visit To The Nigerian National Museum Onikan

by Ifunanya
The Nigerian National Museum Onikan

Hi guys, a while ago I visited the Nigerian National Museum Onikan and I had a blast. The weird thing is my friend and I stumbled on it by accident.A Visit to The Nigerian National Museum Onikan

Well, I wouldn’t quite say stumbled, I mean its a whole building by the road right? But we had passed by it countless times and never bothered or registered the building. Then one day, we found ourselves with free time and nowhere to go.

We decided to peruse the Museum, but ended up not going in that day cause we got there shortly before 3pm and apparently that’s their official closing time. But the gentleman at the gate was so nice, I knew we would be going back.

A Visit to The Nigerian National Museum Onikan

Okay so question, what’s up with the no picture thing practically everywhere in this Lagos? I can not keep count of the number of places I have been to and was told I wasn’t allowed to take photos.

When we were told we couldn’t take pictures at the Museum I couldn’t believe it, I mean, its a museum.  Pictures are supposed to be welcomed. Right? Am I wrong?  I mean its not like I was in a top secret lab in the Pentagon or Langley, so I whipped out my phone.

A Visit to The Nigerian National Museum Onikan

Sadly the pictures aren’t all that because I had to be stealth and all.

A Visit to The Nigerian National Museum Onikan

A Visit to The Nigerian National Museum Onikan

A Visit to The Nigerian National Museum Onikan

Wait, I cant get arrested right? Listen I am doing a great service. I feel like this place is under the radar because people don’t really know about it. And if folks were allowed to take photos, proper photos, more people would know and visit the museum. I am the good guy here.

A Visit to The Nigerian National Museum Onikan

A Visit to The Nigerian National Museum Onikan

As you can tell the horribleness of some of the photos, it was a stealth mission. I feel like I am ready to join the CIA now.

A Visit to The Nigerian National Museum Onikan

 

A Visit to The Nigerian National Museum Onikan

I thought it was gonna be a breeze in, breeze out thing because quite frankly my expectation bar was hitting the ground. But ended up spending all afternoon there.

We ended up spending a lot more time than originally planned and the curators (that’s what they are called right?) were so patient and took their time to explain everything.

A Visit to The Nigerian National Museum Onikan

I wish there was more photos so you could get a feel of how nice the place is cause it really is nice but hopefully these will be enough to convince you to pay them a visit. Tickets are quite affordable at N300 per person.  Quick tip: go as early as you can so you can take your time and explore every corner of the place before 3pm. There is a really cozy outdoorsy space and you can have a picnic afterwards.

A Visit to The Nigerian National Museum Onikan

We headed outside and I whipped out my camera. I feel like I ended up taking so many photos outside to compensate

A Visit to The Nigerian National Museum Onikan

A Visit to The Nigerian National Museum Onikan

A Visit to The Nigerian National Museum Onikan

A Visit to The Nigerian National Museum Onikan

A Visit to The Nigerian National Museum Onikan

A Visit to The Nigerian National Museum Onikan

A Visit to The Nigerian National Museum Onikan

A Visit to The Nigerian National Museum Onikan

A Visit to The Nigerian National Museum Onikan

A Visit to The Nigerian National Museum Onikan

A Visit to The Nigerian National Museum Onikan

A Visit to The Nigerian National Museum Onikan

A Visit to The Nigerian National Museum Onikan

A Visit to The Nigerian National Museum Onikan

A Visit to The Nigerian National Museum Onikan

A Visit to The Nigerian National Museum Onikan

A Visit to The Nigerian National Museum Onikan

A Visit to The Nigerian National Museum Onikan

If you have visited or a planning to visit the museum, feel free to share your thoughts and questions with me in the comments….xxx

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7 comments

Demilade September 28, 2017 - 2:19 pm

I’ve heard about this ‘no picture’ thing in Lagos and I think it’s quite ridiculous. Glad you were able to sneak a few pictures though. Also love the ones you took outside. I’ve actually never heard of this museum, will keep the place in mind. xx
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Funke September 28, 2017 - 9:23 pm

With my love for arts I’ve never visited a museum, I just feel like I might get emotional when I see a good artwork & cry.
CIA babe, I salute your courage

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Ifunanya September 30, 2017 - 9:28 pm

LoooL. You should have seen me, I was really forming stealth 😂😂

You really should consider paying them a visit. I’m sure you won’t regret it….xxx

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Desire Uba October 8, 2017 - 11:25 pm

Ooh, I visited this museum like in SSS 1 or something and I promised myself that I would go back, but I still haven’t been able to 😢.
I really liked it and the Murtala Mohammed assassination car is still in my head.
Thank you for being stealth for the rest of us!
Thoroughly enjoyed this post!
http://www.desireuba.wordpress.com

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LoriKemi January 27, 2018 - 3:16 pm

I like the photos you took outdoors especially (it’s another place to add to my list of places where to find yellow in Lagos!) and plan to check out the museum the next time I’m in Lagos – thanks for turning your CIA Stealth Mission into a blog post! || http://www.lorikemi.com

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TRAVEL WITH A PEN January 30, 2018 - 5:00 pm

I still don’t understand Nigeria and the no taking of pictures in Museums. Okay, at least make the exterior look amazing so that we can compensate. But your CIA skills is scary o. Lol. I know people sneak in one or two pictures, how did you get so many?! I’m afraid of you!

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TRAVEL WITH A PEN January 30, 2018 - 5:00 pm

I still don’t understand Nigeria and the no taking of pictures in Museums. Okay, at least make the exterior look amazing so that we can compensate. But your CIA picture taking skill is scary o. Lol. I know people sneak in one or two pictures, how did you get so many?! I’m afraid of you!

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