Highlights Areas In LiberiaThe National Museum of Liberia is a national museum in Monrovia, Liberia. Initially, this is the housed of 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 and one of Monrovia’s oldest buildings, erected in 1843, four years before Liberia’s Declaration of Independence. The museum is very close to the Centennial Pavilion both building are historical located on ash . But due to the Liberian Civil War, it was looted and closed to the public,it again rentivated and currently reopened to the public and tourists lovers, it’s a nice place to visit the place to visit.
The ground floor of the Museum has great information about the indigenous tribes and traditions of Liberia while the first floor has a brief overview of Liberia’s history and ending up to the top floor you enjoy the exposure of Liberia’s fine art gallery from local talented artists. Every parts around the museum,give something a bits more of Liberia’s history, cultural and heritage as a great way to learn a lot about Liberia.
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 on getting tickets or to schedule a visit please contact the Museum
+231 77 232 682
Mon-Sat: 9am-4pm; Sun: 2-4pm