Institut Fondamental d'Afrique Noir (IFAN) Museum
- Place de Soweto Centre
- tel, info: 221 821 40 15
- full CFA2200.00
- 08:00-12:30 & 14:00-18:30
Lonely Planet review for Institut Fondamental d'Afrique Noir (IFAN) Museum
The IFAN Museum is one of the best museums in West Africa. Lively, imaginative displays show masks and traditional dress across the region (including Mali, Guinea-Bissau, Benin and Nigeria) and provide an excellent overview of styles, without bombarding you with more than you can take in.
The museum is a testimony to former President Senghor's interest in promoting African art and culture. You can also see beautiful fabrics and carvings, drums, musical instruments and agricultural tools, though there are no English explanations and, sadly, not much from Senegal itself.