This small museum is a private concern run by the Swiss owner, Rene David. The museum is set in a part of a beautiful house and is an oasis of calm and tranquility in Lome. Spread over a number of rooms and the lovely garden, the museum holds a large collection of, primarily, statues, sculptures, carvings, and pottery.
The collection includes 2000-year-old items from the Nok culture, and is particularly strong on Yoruba items from Western Nigeria, although a huge variety of groups are represented from across West and South West Africa’s some of the larger items are located in the garden around the pool.
Excellent collection of African art in a setting that allows easy access to the pieces is one of the main reasons to visit the Museum of the Gulf of Guinea in Togo. The guide was able to share information in English and the indoor/outdoor setting made for a relaxed milieu for viewing, resting and contemplating the art.
How to get to the Museum of the Gulf of Guinea in Togo
The international Museum of Gulf of Guinea in Togo is located about 10-kilo meters from the main administrative center of Lome and it’s easily accessible by taxi or private car.
Where to stay in Museum of the Gulf of Guinea in Togo
Cloud9 in Lomé provides adults-only accommodation with a restaurant, a bar, and a garden. All rooms boast a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and a private bathroom. The accommodation offers room service, an ATM, and organizing tours for guests. All guest rooms at the hotel feature air conditioning and a wardrobe.
Hotel mater dei
Located in Lomé, 3.7 km from Embassy Nigeria, HOTEL MATER DEI provides accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, free bikes, and a bar. All rooms feature a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and a private bathroom. The accommodation features a 24-hour front desk, airport transfers, room service, and free WiFi throughout the property.