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The Museum of the Zinsou Foundation

Tourist attraction Modern art museum

One of the Best Places To Visits in Zoungbodji-Centre


Address

936P+J44, Ouidah, Benin

Website

www.fondation-zinsou.org

Contact

+229 97 38 64 79

Rating on Google Maps

4.30 (431 reviews)

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Working Hours

  • Saturday: 9 AM to 6 PM
  • Sunday: 9 AM to 6 PM
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 1 to 6 PM
  • Wednesday: 9 AM to 6 PM
  • Thursday: 9 AM to 6 PM
  • Friday: 9 AM to 6 PM

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  • 5/5 E A. 2 months ago on Google • 23 reviews New
    Amazing museum in the central area of Ouidah. Free to enter and displaying exquisite pieces of Beninese and West African art! You must go if you are ever in Ouidah!
    4 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 4/5 Janet B. 1 year ago on Google • 73 reviews
    I love art! So viewing this was good...it would have been more wonderful if the story behind the art were written in English as well 😄
    3 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Emerald W. 9 months ago on Google • 91 reviews
    An art museum with beautiful art pieces in Ouidah, the staff are welcoming and there’s English & French speaking tour guide who can take you around and tell you the history of the place. After the tour, you can stop by the restaurant, it’s picturesque & sells tasty meals.
    2 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Daniel A. 11 months ago on Google • 111 reviews
    The Zinsou Foundation Museum curates and displays varying arts that depict African origin, ancestry and traditional religion. The arts are collected from different artists across African and the building has been standing for 101 years. The tour guide is quite knowledgeable and provides insights into the stories behind each art and how they relate to the African culture.

  • 5/5 Halimat B. 11 months ago on Google
    Well maintained with a guide that speaks English for non-French speakers. The tour was educational, I couldn't check out the restaurant though but it's lovely from pictures
    2 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Jenny M. 4 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) I really liked it so much with hostess Françoise who guided us I loved the table of Malagasy (Original) J'ai beaucoup aimé vraiment trop joli avec hôtesse Françoise qui nous a guidé j'ai beaucoup aimé le tableau de malgache
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Joseph W. 3 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) I really like this place. A collection of contemporary art is exhibited in this museum. Access is free and free. Exhibitions are organized several times a year and exhibit contemporary African works with very good themes. Must visit (Original) J'aime beaucoup ce endroit. Une collection d'art contemporain est exposé dans ce musée. L'accès est libre et gratuit. Des expositions sont organisés plusieurs fois dans l'année et expose des oeuvres africaine contemporain avec de très bons thématique. À visiter absolument
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Mc T. 1 year ago on Google
    I and my students had an amazing time and experiences visiting this place and it was also educational.
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Josué Mandodé ADOUTO G. 4 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) Very beautiful exhibitions that will teach you a lot. (Original) De très belles expositions qui vont vous apprendre beaucoup de chose.
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Denike A. 2 years ago on Google • 57 reviews
    So much history and things to see...... Has a very beautiful cafe.

  • 4/5 Tracy S. 1 year ago on Google • 45 reviews
    It's really mind blowing Especially when the art changes every 6 months honoring different artists with beautiful sights

  • 5/5 Natasha V. 1 year ago on Google • 38 reviews
    Absolutely should be in your bucket list while visiting Bénin! Interesting and outstanding! The old colonial style building is so beautifully renovated!

  • 5/5 Aderonke A. 3 months ago on Google • 37 reviews New
    Every art work was a beauty to behold. Our guide Funmilayo was amazing all through

  • 5/5 Chinomso O. 1 year ago on Google • 23 reviews
    Had the best time here. Still reeling from the memories made here. The place was beautiful. The art was wonderful. The food was splendid. Me and my group had an amazing experience here.

  • 5/5 Francisco A. 8 months ago on Google • 20 reviews
    Great museum for understand the culture. The art here is fantastic.

  • 5/5 Attila H. 6 months ago on Google • 19 reviews
    I was completely surprised. It is very well made. The guides have incredible knowledge and you learn a lot about the art and artists. I can highly recommend it

  • 4/5 Renwar 4 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) Very inspiring and interesting. (Original) Très inspirant et intéressant.

  • 5/5 Régine R. 4 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) very interesting and original works. To discover very welcome lovely tea room and nice (Original) Des oeuvres très intéressantes et originales. A découvrir très bon accueil salon de thé très agréable et joli

  • 5/5 Olivier G. 4 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) Very interesting tour with a very competent local guide! Various works, with Beninese soul. Nice place! (Original) Visite très intéressante avec un guide local très compétent! Des œuvres variés, à l’âme béninoise. Bel endroit!

  • 5/5 LEBORDAIS J. 4 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) Very nice museum: beautiful works in a beautiful building very well maintained (which denotes in Benin: the operating budget must be well endowed with resources) (Original) Très beau musée : de belles œuvres dans un très beau bâtiment très bien entretenu (ce qui dénote au Bénin : le budget de fonctionnement doit être bien doté en ressources)

  • 5/5 Orace A. 4 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) It's so cool I liked. (Original) C'est trop cool j'ai aimé.

  • 4/5 hermes cyrille viwanou h. 4 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) Pleasant (Original) Agréable

  • 5/5 Vanessa B. 4 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) Magnificent place full of history and very interesting artists (Original) Lieu magnifique rempli d histoire et d artistes très intéressant

  • 5/5 CAKPO C. 4 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) Beautiful exhibition at the museums .. I live an extraordinary artistic experience (Original) Belle exposition au musées.. Je vis une expérience artistique extraordinaire

  • 5/5 Ats !. 4 years ago on Google
    Great art, and the tour guide/curator was very patient

  • 5/5 Petit O. 4 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) A beautiful art museum with a renovated Brazilian building! ! There are also souvenirs and cafes. (Original) ブラジル風の建物を改修した綺麗なアートミュージアム!! お土産品やカフェもある☕️

  • 5/5 WENIYU A. 4 years ago on Google
    Cool

  • 3/5 Chadrac D. 4 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) Good (Original) Bien

  • 3/5 Brice G. 4 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) It's a chic museum (Original) C'est un musée chic

  • 5/5 Isabelle G. 4 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) The museum possesses very beautiful works of artist and the guides are competent. The small resto bar is welcoming and it's always a pleasure to stop here (Original) Le musée possède de très belles oeuvres d'artiste et les guides sont competent. Le petit bar resto est accueillant et c'est toujours un plaisir de s'arreter ici

  • 5/5 Dam1 B. 4 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) Beautiful magical place exhibition (Original) Belle exposition lieu magique

  • 4/5 Géraldo C. 4 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) A place of relaxation and discovery ... (Original) Un espace de détente et de découverte...

  • 3/5 ADODO G. 4 years ago on Google
    Cool

  • 5/5 AGONKPA G. 4 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) A museum, a real conservatory of artistic values. Take a ride and you will not be disappointed. (Original) Un musée, un vrai conservatoire des valeurs artistiques. Faites-y un tour et vous ne serez pas déçus.

  • 4/5 Essodong A. 4 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) Impeccable home and if you finish the visit go to the restaurant of the museum; you will taste one of the best foods of Ouidah (Original) Acceuil impeccable et si vous finissez la visite passez au restaurant du musée; vous y gouterez l'une des meilleures nourritures de Ouidah

  • 5/5 Be (. 1 year ago on Google
    Great service. This foundation is an oasis of great art in Ouidah.

  • 4/5 Oisamoje A. 2 years ago on Google
    It has a lot of stories to tell with various resident artists expression of art. It has a view of one of the oldest Catholic Churches. Although it doesn’t have a wheel chair accessibility which may be a limitation to some people , I had a good experience there with the resident tour guide

  • 5/5 Pelumi F. 1 year ago on Google
    Great collection in an historic restored setting with amazing museum shop. Service is also good.

  • 4/5 Yashaswi R. 10 months ago on Google
    Good quiet and calm place to visit with rich heritage of country

  • 5/5 Adeyemi A. 11 months ago on Google
    I had a wonderful experience here, the staff is very pleasant, and the collection and stories are amazing. I would recommend coming here if you make a trip to Benin Republic.

  • 5/5 Zainab B. 3 months ago on Google • 5 reviews New
    The Zinsou Foundation was a free & cool place to be. As a group, we had a tour guide give us the tour of the museum & art pieces

  • 5/5 EL DAHIR D. 4 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) Lots to discover (Original) Beaucoup à découvrir

  • 5/5 Roberta O. 6 years ago on Google
    The staff is phenomenal! The exhibition is great. Should be on Ouidah's must see list.

  • 5/5 Kofoworola S. 4 years ago on Google
    The contemporary arts collection is quite exquisite and allows for an enjoyable visit for both art lovers and enthusiasts.

  • 5/5 Confidence A. 5 years ago on Google
    One of the best place to hear the African story. The museum speaks volume of the Portuguese involvement in the slave trade. It is worth visiting when ever you are in Benin Republic.

  • 3/5 dollie b. 5 years ago on Google
    Its a small museum which showcases artwork. The artworks are changed from time to time. It also has a souvenir shop.

  • 5/5 Marie D. 3 years ago on Google
    Beautiful gallery inside a very well renovated Afro brasilian house in Ouidah. There's also a nice courtyard and a café inside.

  • 4/5 Christiane O. 4 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) Interesting visit in this well restored family house Artists from different horizons around the culture of Benin (Original) Visite intéressante dans cette maison de famille bien restaurée Des artistes de différents horizons autour de la culture du Benin

  • 4/5 Didier A. 4 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) Place to visit to know the history of triangular trade. Except that the decor is to be reviewed. (Original) Lieu à visiter pour connaître l'histoire du commerce triangulaire. Sauf que le décor est à revoir .

  • 5/5 Jud Y. 4 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) Valid (Original) Validé

  • 2/5 Djossou M. 4 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) Not bad . Real exhibition. Place to discover. (Original) Pas mal . De vraie exposition. Lieu à découvrit.

  • 5/5 flaviasanho 4 years ago on Google
    Great museum. The building is well restored and very nice. It's a good place to check some contemporary African art. It has a cafe and nice garden to hang out. If you go ask for Layo, the best guide!

  • 4/5 ansary a. 4 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) It is a beautiful little museum which houses in itself the most beautiful works of African art and which at the same time illustrates the thoughts and way of life of the Beninese world. (Original) C'est un beau petit musée qui abrite en lui les plus belle oeuvres d'art Africaine et qui illustre en même temps les pensées et le mode de vie du monde Béninois

  • 5/5 Georgia E. 4 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) A beautiful place the decor is superb (Original) Un lieu magnifique la déco est superbe

  • 5/5 Micheli C. A. 4 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) An absolutely essential museum if you go through Ouidah. In the first place, the reception is adorable. And the guide, especially, Layo Primaël, very scholarly, admirably presents the works of the temporary exhibition and knows well its history of art. The excellent works are beautifully hung in a place of great architectural beauty. Bravo for the restoration. A café-restaurant with a fairly trendy style, whose prices accessible to any European are probably less for local visitors, to which the museum is nevertheless addressed through an intelligent free. Looking forward to return! (Original) Un musée absolument incontournable si vous passez par Ouidah. En premier lieu l'accueil est adorable. Et le guide, surtout, Layo Primaël, très savant, présente admirablement les œuvres de l’exposition temporaire et connait bien son histoire de l'art. Les œuvres excellentes sont magnifiquement accrochées, dans un lieu d'une grande beauté architecturale. Bravo pour la restauration. Un café-restaurant au style assez branché, dont les prix accessibles pour tout Européen le sont sans doute moins pour les visiteurs locaux, auxquels le musée s'adresse pourtant grâce à une intelligente gratuité. Hâte d'y retourner!

  • 3/5 Evye D. 4 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) It is a beautiful place to discover with interesting works once they are explained to you. The most interesting is the children's workshop. (Original) C'est un bel endroit à decouvrir avec des oeuvres interessantes une fois qu'elles vous sont expliquées. Le plus interessant reste l'atelier des enfants.

  • 5/5 Fanny D. 4 years ago on Google
    So amazing

  • 4/5 David S. 5 years ago on Google
    Quite a nice place to visit.

  • 5/5 Wuraola O. 5 years ago on Google
    Serene place, a look-see into pure contemporary art and talent. The food is not bad...

  • 5/5 Gift E. 4 years ago on Google
    Loved visiting. Clean and amazing art to see.

  • 4/5 Mamadou Bhoye B. 3 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) This bound up with history (Original) Ce lie ranplit du ihstoire

  • 5/5 tope m. 4 years ago on Google
    Lovely African prints

  • 4/5 antoine k. 4 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) Beautiful building! Expos a little disjointed .. (Original) Belle bâtisse ! Expos un peu décousues..

  • 5/5 Chrystelle V. 4 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) Beautiful setting (Original) Cadre magnifique

  • 5/5 David D. 4 years ago on Google
    🌟

  • 4/5 Arnaud L. 3 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) Along with the exhibition activities of the Zinsou Foundation, the creation of a permanent collection has proved essential to contribute to the preservation of African artistic heritage, in the land of its origins, to conserve art (Original) Parallèlement aux activités d’exposition de la Fondation Zinsou, la création d’une collection permanente s’est révélée essentielle pour contribuer à la préservation du patrimoine artistique africain, sur la terre de ses origines ,conserver l’art

  • 5/5 Cossi Luc A. 3 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) The decor of the room (Original) Le décors de la salle

  • 4/5 Landry-Médard H. 3 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) An authentic place (Original) Un lieu authentique

  • 5/5 Paul Ulrich A. 3 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) An aesthetic and well-maintained site. (Original) Un site esthétique et bien entretenu.

  • 4/5 Donatien Sagbo W. 3 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) A nice building, well ventilated interior, enough spaces to contain different works, presence of cafe - bar, shop, library, Wi-Fi. It's a really pleasant setting (Original) Un joli bâtiment , l'intérieur bien aéré , assez d'espaces pour contenir des différentes oeuvres, présence de café - bar, boutique, de bibliothèque, de Wi-Fi. C'est un cadre vraiment agréable

  • 5/5 GSK T. 4 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) A tourist site that I liked it is clean (Original) Un site touristique que j'ai bien aimé c'est propre

  • 4/5 Abdoulaye I. 3 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) A magnificent setting with a beautiful exposure. (Original) Un cadre magnifique avec une belle exposition.

  • 5/5 Sasha G. 3 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) A very beautiful restored elegant house in Afro-Brazilian style (Original) Une très belle restauré élégante maison en style Afro-Brésilien

  • 3/5 Toure A. 3 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) Magnificent (Original) Magnifique

  • 5/5 enyovi d. 3 years ago on Google
    (Translated by Google) For a museum of 100 years of existence already I find it well equipped for a tourist visit (Original) Pour un musée de 100 ans d'existence déjà je le trouve bien aménagé pour une visite touristique

  • 5/5 Olayinka O. 4 years ago on Google
    Lovely place for every lover of art.

  • 5/5 adenike a. 4 years ago on Google
    Amazing Food and Art.

  • 5/5 Zouliath T. 4 years ago on Google
    Top top top super top. Such a good job guys. Congrat

  • 5/5 Akolawole A. 5 years ago on Google
    A nice place with exquisite art work. But you need to be careful of the restaurant didn't really enjoy the food served. Was starving so had to manage it.


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