Musée National

Musée National information

Ouagadougou , Burkina Faso
Blvd Charles de Gaulle
9km E of Ouagadougou
+226 50 39 19 34
admission around CFA1000
Opening hours
09:00-12:30 & 15:00-17:30 Tue-Sat
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After its long-awaited move to new premises, the Musée National has been left a little out on a limb, almost 10km east of the town centre. The displays of the various masks, ancestral statues (especially from Lobi country) and traditional costumes of Burkina Faso's major ethnic groups are the highlights.

The museum is still a work-in-progress - the various dusty pavilions (one for each region of the country) are marooned and somewhat bereft in the expansive grounds, and the labelling (French-only) is haphazard. To get there, take a taxi, or take Sotrao bus 1 which runs from the city centre along Ave de la Nation.