About Musee National de Kinshasa

Musee National de Kinshasa is a museum which is deep in the history of Congo and African traditions as well as Colonialist past. The museum was built by Mobutu in his private garden in 1970. The idea was given to him by his friend Leopold Sedar Senghor. It is a must-see place which has a small collection of artifacts of the country's history, dating back to the pre-homo sapiens era. The museum was established with help from a Belgium museum and exhibits a number of items. All of the artifacts are authentic, interesting and give visitors an idea and insight into the history of Congo. It has different galleries which exhibit the history of Congo. Guides are available to give an insight into the artifacts of the museum, and they speak English. Artifacts are well preserved and it is a must-visit destination for the people who are interested in history and love to explore ancient times.

Must See

  • View the rich exhibition of Congolese arts and history.
  • Explore the galleries that have musical instruments, masks, and sculptures.
  • Amphitheater.
  • Cemetery.
  • Great view of the Congo river.
  • Enjoy the walk in the green and beautiful garden.
  • Stanley bronze guarding the museum.

How to reach

It is 21.8 km from Kinshasa. It will take 37 minutes to reach the place. One can hire a local taxi the fare will cost around 57,260 CDF.


  • Do not give any money to the staff members, they may ask for food and money.
  • Be careful of your purse and other belongings as pickpockets are present.
  • Information about the museum is not available in English.
  • Guides are available for more information about the museum.
  • Photography is not allowed without paying an additional fee. 
  • Pets are not allowed in the museum.
  • Do not touch anything inside the museum.
  • Don't drink or smoke in the museum. 

Visit Time

Sunday: Closed.
Monday: 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 
Tuesday: 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 
Wednesday: 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 
Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 
Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 
Saturday: Closed. 

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Entrance Fee


Entry fee: 16,448.09 CDF

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Time you can spend

1 hour


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