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Relics | Museum Of Colonial History

Relics | Museum Of Colonial History

Looking back, I’m just going to say a trip to Lokoja needs to be done for the culture. Too much history there.

Located on Nos 7, Lugard Road in Lokoja sits the museum of colonial history. It goes without saying that it can be better maintained but let’s just push that aside for a minute. The museum is said to occupy what used to be the site of one of Lord Lugard’s senior staff quarters


Like its name implies, this museum is dedicated to preserving pictures, monuments and artifacts from the colonial era. The great thing about this museum is that the guide had no qualms about us taking pictures and making videos inside unlike the ones I have been to.

Upon entry, it doesn’t look like much and this is honestly because the conditions and state of the grounds are deplorable.

We were also told by the two gentlemen we met there that they don’t open on Sundays and that the keys weren’t there even if they wanted to help us. This confused us because we couldn’t understand why a museum wouldn’t be open on a Sunday and a public holiday at that.

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Source – Giphy


However, I realized this decision might have been made because there’s not a lot of people coming to the museum anyway.

After a bit of back and forth, the keys magically appeared and we were allowed to enter after paying a fee of N100 each.

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Source – Giphy


The grounds have relics such as a canon, items used during the colonial era on the boats, busts especially those of Lord Lugard and a souvenir shop that was closed too.


Saying hello to Lord Lugard