Slave History Museum, Calabar

4.4
#7 of 18 in Museums in Nigeria
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  • This place was intriguing and very much enlightening. I got a better understanding on the history of slave trade. The dummies look like real humans.  more »
  • Initially I was so scared the dummies looked like cadaver like seriously I almost passed out I was then made to understand that it was just a model and the sounds I mean the music in the background...  more »
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  • Pros: The museum artifacts and art is great. On the tour, I love how tourists experience the discomfort of the heat the slaves experienced. It's surreal to stand in a building that once housed slaves as cargo. Cons: The tour guide spoke just above a whisper and many of us could not hear her, despite asking her to speak up. I suggest tour guides invest in microphones.
  • The museum was really enlightening for me as the tour guide explained the slave trade era in details. I was initially scared seeing the sculpted representations of the Slaves (you have to take a second look to know they weren’t cadaver); we were shown the different scenes representing different eras during the slave trade period, as well as how the slaves were auctioned and sold off

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