Museums in Antananarivo

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Antananarivo museums are a major tourist attraction in the city. Following is a list of the popular Antananarivo museums which should be a part of your tour itinerary.

Pirate’s Museum

The Pirates Museum, Antananarivo, is located near the central railway station. You can get a glimpse of the ancient Antananarivo history over here. You can also hire a local English speaking tour guide to provide you with information about the museum. These services are available free of charge. This museum is managed by the PRIORI, a travel agency.

Museum of Ethnology and Paleontology

This is one of the most important tourist sites in Antananarivo. Tourists can get some useful information about the ancient Antananarivo history. The museum houses a vast collection of artifacts that depict the history of Madagascar Island and the life of its inhabitants.

Museum of Art and Archeology 

The Museum of Art and Archaeology is a popular tourist attraction in Antananarivo. The museum aims to contribute to the promotion of Madagascar’s art and ancient history. It also is open for students and researchers. The Museum also aims to spread the Madagascar culture through public exhibitions. Repository of the museum consists of ethnographic objects that were collected in the 1960s. It consists of over 7000 objects and provides an insight into the history of local regions and tribes. Remember that the collections are arranged in different sections on the basis of the material, category and ethnic group.

Do not forget to check out the musical instruments made of materials such as wood, bamboo and vegetable fibers.

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National Museum of Geology

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The National Museum of Geology is located in the grounds of the General Directorate of Mines and Geology in Ampandrianomby. Visitors will be greeted by knowledgeable guides with much knowledge of the country in this area. There you will discover over 27,000 species of ores and minerals, timber and silicified fossils collected in every corner of the island and even beyond. In the room, geological maps of Madagascar (one in relief) show the richness of his underground. The tour was set to international standards with the assistance of the International Council of Museum (ICOM). more..

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