It’s one of the best museums in Angola and has a collection of about ten thousand pieces. Come and visit the Dundo Museum.
The Dundo Museum, located in Lunda-Norte, was created in 1936 by the Companhia de Diamantes de Angola (Diamang).
In 1942 it was renamed the Ethnological Museum and, after the independence of Angola in 1976, was nationalized and presented as an "identity museum, dedicated to the conservation of cultural heritage, material and spiritual Lunda / Tchokwe people".
This space is organized in areas of ethnography, prehistory, archeology and paleontology.
The museum has undergone several works and reopened in 2012 after seven years of closed doors. In addition to the museum collection, it was made the inventory and classification of the exhibited pieces. With a more attractive space, the Dundo Museum is one of the great pride of the region and attracts many visitors.
Here you can find 14 exhibition halls (12 permanent, one temporary and one folcore), a collection of about 10,000 pieces and a library with over 30,000 books related to ethnography, archeology, philosophy, biology and natural history.
The "star" of the Dundo Museum is the Mwana Pwo mask, meaning Young Woman. You can visit it in the Arts and Recreational Activities Room.