The Joy of Museums

Finding Beauty & Meaning in Museums

Africa Museums

Marrakech, Morocco (5422826266) (6)

Africa is the world’s second-largest and second-most-populous continent. The continent is surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea, the Suez Canal and the Red Sea along the Sinai Peninsula to the northeast, the Indian Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean. The continent also includes Madagascar and various archipelagos.

Africa hosts a large diversity of ethnicities, cultures and languages. African art reflects the diversity of African cultures. As home of many early civilizations and diverse cultures, Africa’s major cities have some fascinating museums. Below is a list of some of the leading museums by major countries that will be highlighted in “Joy of Museums”:


  • Egypt
  • South Africa
  • Morocco
  • Nigeria
  • Congo
  • Sudan
  • Tanzania
  • Ivory Coast
  • Algeria
  • Kenya

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Essential Facts:

  • Demonym:          African
  • Countries:           54 Countries
  • Population:        1.2 Billion



“He who runs after good fortune runs away from peace.” African Proverb



Photo Credits: By YoTuT from United States (Marrakech, Morocco) [CC BY 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons