National Museum of Yaounde

Housed in the former presidential residence, today National Museum of Yaoundé (Le Musee National de Yaoundé) serves as an institution for the conservation of the national culture. Opened in 1972, the museum attracts visitors with its architecture, attractive grounds, and vast collection of art.

Take a guided tour to see exhibits of bronze and wooden statues and symbols, as well as pictures of historical figures.

Before you even set foot in this splendid museum, you will be impressed by the series of bronze statues that dress the front yard and pay tribute to the Bamoun people.

Once inside, you will enjoy wandering through huge areas that present relics of an ancient lifetime (music instruments, kitchen utensils…), attributes of traditional nobility – especially the ngii, a tribal wooden mask – but also portraits of celebrities who have made the political and cultural history of Cameroon since its Independence.

You can also visit the lavish yard with 12 fountains and examples of traditional houses originating from each of the country’s regions.