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.
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.
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.
Sadly the pictures aren’t all that because I had to be stealth and all.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We headed outside and I whipped out my camera. I feel like I ended up taking so many photos outside to compensate
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