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Archives[edit | edit source]

National Archives of Benin
Website: National Archives of Benin

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Melchior Leridon Library
Agla District
Website: Melchior Leridon Library
Website #2: Melchior Leridon Library

National Library of Benin (Bibliothèque Nationale du Bénin)
401 Porto-Novo
Porto-Novo, Benin
Telephone: (229) 22 25 85
Website: National Library of Benin
Website #2: National Library of Benin

Museums[edit | edit source]

Alexandre Sènou Adandé Ethnographic Museum
Website: Alexandre Sènou Adandé Ethnographic Museum

Alexandre Sènou Adandé Ethnographic Museum is a well-known vacationer attraction in Benin for a lot of causes. It combines wealthy historical past, lovely nature, nice service, and superb tradition.

The da Silva Museum
Website: The da Silva Museum
Website #2: The da Silva Museum

The da Silva Museum is an old colonial home which has a large collection of artifacts from slavery, to traditional religions as well as unique items used by the colons during the 19th century. In one sentence, the museum is where you want to go to learn about Benin’s history. It is also a great way to see the Afro-Brazilian culture and influence on Benin.

Historic Museum of Ouidah
BP 33 Ouidah
Telephone: +229 21 34 10 21
Website: Historic Museum of Ouidah

The Museum of History of Ouidah has a large number of objects and illustrations of historical and cultural importance which, collected together, allow the visitor to understand the past of the region. The museum collections are assembled according to six main themes: The Portuguese Fort (the seat of the museum), The Kingdom of Xwéda , The Kingdom of Dahomey , The Slave Trade , Voodoo, and The Cultural Links between Benin and the New World.

Honme Museum
Rue Toffa
Telephone +229 20 21 35 66
Website: Honme Museum

The Royal Palace of King Toffa, also called Musée Honmé, is a former royal home and today a museum. It is situated in Porto Novo and was listed on the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List in 1996 alongside its surrounding district. During your visit of the ancient palace, you will get to see relics related to the King Toffa period.

Open Air Museum of Parakou (Musée en Plein Air de Parakou)
Telephone +229 97 85 84 63
Website: Outdoor Parakou Museum
Website #2: Parakou Open Air Museum
Website #3: Parakou Open Air Museum

The exhibits (clothes, musical instruments, models of houses, pottery ...) mainly concern the Bariba and the region of Borgou. The models of traditional dwellings (Tata, Fulani and Bantu) and the numbering of the objects are highlighted.

For a list of museums in Benin, go to List of museums in Benin in Wikipedia.