National Museum of Albreda

The Gambia

This small museum focuses on slavery in The Gambia, with displays detailing the gruesome treatment these human captives suffered. There's also a room dedicated to the Roots connection, with photos and memorabilia related to Alex Haley and the subsequent film. Also here is a replica slave ship. Admission includes entrance to Kunta Kinteh Island.

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1. Fort James

1.93 MILES

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2. Wide Open Walls

14.42 MILES

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3. Makasutu Culture Forest

14.55 MILES

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5. Old Town

15.09 MILES

West from the ferry terminal towards the wide Ma Cumba Jallow St (Dobson St) is a chaotic assembly of decrepit colonial buildings and Krio-style clapboard…

6. Albert Market

15.12 MILES

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7. July 22 Square

15.2 MILES

The quadrangular July 22 Square contains a World War I memorial and a fountain dating from the 1930s.

8. National Museum

15.39 MILES

Well-presented, if slightly dusty, displays of historical and cultural artefacts, including musical instruments, agricultural tools and ethnographic items…