5 International Museums and Tours Focused on Black Culture

5 International Museums and Tours Focused on Black History

Originally Negro History Week during the second week of February, Black History Month has officially been celebrated in the US since 1976. Last year, I shared 10 Museums in the US Focused on African American History and it was well received on social media. This year, I’m sharing options for your next international trip. If you have interest in black history and culture, here are five international museums and tours to keep in mind.

Black Paris Tours – Paris, France

Before cancellingmy Paris trip, I wanted to do a day trip Black Paris Tours. Their mission is to “provide travelers with information, insight and little known facts about the wealth of Black history in Paris.” Nothing wrong with wanting to see the Eiffel Tower and learning more about Josephine Baker on the same trip.

Kurá Hulanda – Willemstad, Curaçao

Located on a former slave yard, visiting the Kurá Hulanda in Curaçao was an awesome experience. The mission of Kurá Hulanda is to “…exhibit collections related to the cultural identity of the people of Curacao, the Caribbean and the Atlantic Rim.” The museum showcases exhibits like “The Origin of Man”, “West African Empires”, and a beautiful sculpture garden. Learn more about the resort and museum at kurahulanda.com.

House of Slaves – Dakar, Senegal

A little bit of an emotional trip, the House of Slaves is a museum and memorial to the Atlantic slave trade on Gorée Island, off the coast of the city of Dakar, Senegal. Walk through the Door of No Return, a final exit point of Africans sold into slavery. Gorée Island Island is also a UNESCO World Heritage site.

International Slavery Museum – Liverpool, UK

The International Slavery Museum shares information on both historic and present day slavery. Topics include Africa before European slavery, the trade triangle and life on board slave ships. It aims to “address ignorance and misunderstanding by looking at the deep and permanent impact of slavery and the slave trade on Africa, South America, the USA, the Caribbean and Western Europe

trade triangle

Afro-Cuban Religion Tour – Havana, Cuba

Since we’re going to Cuba in May, my cousin and I may go on an Afro-Cuban Religion tour. The tour is two hours, kid friendly and covers Afro-Cuban religions practiced in Cuba. After taking a Caribbean music class and learning basics, it’ll be good to get a perspective from Cuban locals.

5 International Museums and Tours Focused on Black History

 

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18 Comments

  1. so many places to visit!!!!! This is an awesome list <3

  2. I didn’t see that this was international at first. WOW, I had no idea these existed.

  3. You know what? I didn’t know that other countries had museums like this. Super cool!

  4. ACT Memorial in Guadeloupe is also focused on black history.

  5. The ACT Memorial in Guadeloupe is also a great museum of black history

  6. Great list! Only one I’ve been to is the one in Senegal!

  7. So beautiful! I can only imagine these museums and displays in person! 😍

  8. I love that there are museums like this all around the world. I am plotting a trip to Cuba and I’ll make sure I go on the Afro Cuban Religion Tour!

  9. These are great suggestions for tours when traveling. When we go to London in April, we’re doing the Black London Tour. I believe my husband already booked it.

  10. Thanks for sharing this list. There are a quite a few places that I was not aware of. I would love to do the Black Paris Tour. I’m adding that to my list!

  11. This was really cool to learn about because I always thing of Black history as it relates to the US. So to see this internationally is eye opening. I really want to travel to Cuba and hopefully check this out.

  12. They all sound like great places to visit. Thanks for sharing these resources.

  13. I have never heard of any of these. So cool. I need to add this to my bucket list.

  14. I had to pin this! I would like to visit of all these places!

  15. I certainly didn’t know about this. I’ve added them to my Travel folder on Pinterest. When I roam outside of the country I will try and visit.

  16. It’s good to know they have places like this around the world. Whenever I head to any of these countries I will be sure to visit.

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