The National Museum of Liberia is a national museum in Monrovia, Liberia. Initially housed in the First Executive Mansion on Ashmun Street of the city which is now used as a library, it was established by an Act of the National Legislature in 1958 under the administration of Liberia’s 18th President, Dr William V.S.
This museum was established in 1958 with support from UNESCO to obtain, preserve and display cultural artefacts and other historical items which depict the country’s heritage. Although it was looted during the 14-year war, it still manages to keep to its mandate, by exhibiting captivating pictures and artifacts about Liberia’s past—including its people, history, materials, and culture. The museum is organized in three tiers, each exhibiting different relevant materials.
The museum is in a historic building in downtown Monrovia close to the Centennial Pavilion. They have been reopened about a week and the place is lovely. The ground floor has great information about the indigenous tribes and traditions of Liberia.
The first floor has a brief overview of Liberia’s history and the top floor has a fine art gallery from local artists. Around the museum, there are bits of Liberia’s history. It is a major improvement and a great way to learn a lot about Liberia in one place.
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.
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.
For more information contact the Museum
+231 77 232 682
Mon-Sat: 9am-4pm; Sun: 2-4pm