National Anthropology Museum (Museu Nacional de Antropologia), Luanda

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Discover the country's rich history and culture at National Anthropology Museum (Museu Nacional de Antropologia), a museum that opened after the country's independence that's dedicated to preserving Angola's heritage. The museum holds more than 6,000 objects, including a wide range of traditional masks, jewelry, tools, weapons, and clothing. You will also see art pieces such as sculptures and musical instruments. Learn more about the country's religious beliefs, ceremonies, and rituals, and view movies about their traditional dance. By using our Luanda sightseeing planner, you can arrange your visit to National Anthropology Museum (Museu Nacional de Antropologia) and other attractions in Luanda.
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  • While relatively small, do not ignore this museum because it is not that large. It gives you a very good walk through human history with special attention to the local history. If you are interested.....  more »
  • Houses a very small collection but is worth seeing for the local art collection and a few artifacts. Stairs only to the second floor. Toilets on ground floor.  more »
  • Located in the Historic Center of the City of Luanda, the National Museum of Anthropology is housed in a secular building (18th century), palatial style, with different levels of paving, built with stone and lime in the oldest part and brick and cement in the part north of the building. Conceived as a residence, the present building also functioned as offices of the former Diamang. It was classified as a historical monument in August 1981. Created on November 13, 1976, the National Museum of Anthropology has as its mission to ensure the preservation of the ethnographic and anthropological collection of the collective memory of the Angolan people beyond the investigation, collection and exhibition of the same for public usufruct. The National Museum of Anthropology has a collection of about six thousand objects (part of the collection consists of the estate of the former Museum of Angola and another part of the collection of the Museum of the Dundo) that mostly contains ethnographic pieces that describe the daily life of the different groups (the Bakongo, the Ambundu, the Ovimbundu, the Lunda and Cokwe, the Ovingangela, the Nyaneka Khumbi, the Helelo, the Ovambó and the San / Kung). The collection includes pieces on pastoralism, hunting, metallurgy, fishing, weaving, musical instruments, ceramics, basketwork, religious beliefs, African art, Traditional power, sacred art, numismatics and plastic arts (painting).
  • Relatively small, but interesting collection of masks, musical instruments and home utensils. Green garden. If you are lucky you can hear musical performance on one of the old instrument and even try yourself))) Early closing on Friday, so we were asked to move fast through exhibition((((

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