Liberian National Museum

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 Pavillion. 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.

For more information contact the Museum

Broad Street, Monrovia

+231 77 232 682

Opening hours

Mon-Sat: 9am-4pm; Sun: 2-4pm

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