Are you ready for our 2023 season?

We open for the 2023 season on Saturday 11th February and we can’t wait to welcome you back!

With a brilliant line-up of family-friendly events and activities planned for you this year, you can expect new exciting adventures all season.

What's On

Discover our collections

Explore the map to discover just some of the objects in our collection and where they are from. 

More from our Museum

This is an exciting time for the museum and we’ve got a lot to share with you. From restoration projects to new learning content and initiatives, follow the links to connect with us.

Namibian Narratives

Coming soon! Our new exhibition of contemporary Namibian clothing, jewellery and dolls.

School Loans Boxes

We can deliver a museum experience straight to your classroom!

Re-Imagining the Museum

We're undergoing a programme of long-term significant change.

Beautiful frosty mornings
2022 Roundup! This was our year of trying new things; events, tours, experiences and ways of opening. Thank you to everyone who has supported us through volunteering, visiting and donating. 
2023 will be another year of change, growing on our successes and making some of the physical changes we’ve been preparing along with new events and experiences. There’s a lot to look forward to! 
We will be open tomorrow, January 1st, 11-3 and then we reopen regularly for the season on Saturday 11th February.
We’re glad to say that we were included in the ‘Digital Benin’ project, which seeks to present Benin’s rich cultural and historical heritage, preserving it for future generations of Benin / Ido people. This website has many special features, including male and female audio, Edo designation of objects and an interactive map featuring the historical landmarks of the Benin Kingdom. View at

Image: Brass box, shaped like a fish, finished. Purchased in Benin City on 30/01/1931.