National Museum of Niger (Musee National du Niger), Niamey

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Explore Niger's culture and history at National Museum of Niger (Musee National du Niger), exhibiting a wide variety of artifacts from skeletons of dinosaur super-crocs to traditional tents with colorful patterns. Founded in 1959, this sprawling museum includes a small zoo, and features a number of Hausa-style pastel pavilions displaying traditional dresses, dwellings, and tools. See Niger in miniature and learn how to differentiate between its diverse ethnic groups. You'll also discover the history of the Sahara, when it was much greener than today. An art gallery hosts contemporary exhibits. Before you head to Niamey, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Niamey trip maker , to make sure you see all that Niamey has to offer, including National Museum of Niger (Musee National du Niger).
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  • Museum with a small zoo We were shocked to see how the animals are being held in far to small cages with no space to move. This should not be allowed! Otherwise interesting expositions on traditional ...  more »
  • Be sure to feed the hippos at the zoo nearby, see the cows with unusual horns and dinosaur skeletons of this place
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