A crucial visit for a basic grounding in the history of Senegal and West Africa.
A key part of the local museum circuit.
This small, must-visit museum occupies a fortification dating back to the 19th century, and today it's an important part of the museum circuit featuring Gorée Island. The displays here take you from the Palaeolithic era to present day in a very visual and focused way, with of course much of the emphasis falling on the colonial era and the slave trade. This section, the most popular part of the museum, goes into some detail about the impact the institution and the trade had on the region's development.
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