This is arguably one of Nigeria’s finest museums. In 1884, the National Museum, which was once a residence of the colonial governor, was desigStaged at the height of the raining season (between thened and built in Glasgow, Scotland. It was then shipped over in pieces to the city via Morocco and set on a hill overlooking the waterfront from where the governor administered his colony.
The old gardens surrounding the building have been carefully preserved, offering a serene setting for visitors.
Colonial history, especially legal and constitutional documents in their original forms are well-preserved and documented in the museum. It also has exhibits of the slave trade, Palm Oil trade and Efik history.