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Foumban Royal Palace & Museum

Rue du Palais, Foumban, Cameroon
+237 6 98 53 39 81
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Worth a visit

The visit of the Royal Palace was very interesting thanks to the guide that I got. There is not too... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2018
nomade123
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San Francisco, California
Amazing place. Worth class tribal art. Great culture

I have never seen better tribal art than at this Royal Museum in Foumban. Needs to be a part if... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Matt B
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Rue du Palais, Foumban, Cameroon
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+237 6 98 53 39 81
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Reviewed 28 April 2018

The visit of the Royal Palace was very interesting thanks to the guide that I got. There is not too much to see but the history of this building and the kings who lived there was amazing, especially the one who invented a new alphabet...More

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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

I have never seen better tribal art than at this Royal Museum in Foumban. Needs to be a part if every tourists agenda in Cameroun. The King got a Mercedes Benz as present from the German king at colonial times. He invented an own alphabeth...More

Thank Matt B
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Reviewed 25 February 2017

To me this is the best museum in Cameroon, because it is entirely dedicated to its people, the Bamun people, its history coming from the Tikar plateaux, the kingdom's expansion, its interaction with its neighbors, islam, and then with the German and French colonizers. It...More

2  Thank deboraflowers
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Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

If you come to Foumban you're here for the palace. And you should not miss the museum. It's quite big and the guide is really good. You are also allowed to take a look into the throne room. But unfortunately it's fortbilden to take photos.

1  Thank Robert B
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Reviewed 17 July 2016

Particularly attached to the culture bamoun, king reserved from the completion of his palace, in the 1920s, a part of the establishment to the current royal museum. A big tapestry of Njoya and the stretcher where died his son in 1992 welcome the tourists at...More

1  Thank marvelous22
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Reviewed 2 June 2016

Interesting museum on the Bamoun culture inside the palace with a number of historical exhibits. The guide/curator of the museum is very knowledgeable. The palace itself built in the early stage of XXth century, was inspired by German architecture King Njoya had seen in Buea.

1  Thank PHervier
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Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

I visted the Palace of The King and was treated very gracously by the people in the Kingdom. The brass art work was Magnificent and the museums were rich the Kingdoms history. The market surrounding festival grounds was full of beautiful feathered hats and items...More

Thank Shelly S
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Reviewed 10 December 2015

You must visit this museum, the grounds and the art collection is among the best in all of the kingdoms

Thank Melissa K
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Reviewed 1 September 2015

That museum was one of my favorites in cameroon. Great atmosphere. The guide was amazing. It was a very interesting tour. And not overpriced like other museums in cameroon.

2  Thank sarahs123321
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