Esiẹ Museum

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Esiẹ Museum
LocationEsiẹ, Kwara State, Nigeria

Esiẹ Museum is a museum in Esiẹ, Kwara State, Nigeria. The museum was the first to be established in Nigeria when it opened in 1945. The museum once housed over one thousand tombstone figures or images representing human beings. It is reputed to have the largest collection of soapstone images in the world.[1] In modern times the Esie museum has been the center of religious activities and hosts a festival in the month of April every year.[2]


  1. ^ "Esie Museum". All Africa. Retrieved 1 February 2013.
  2. ^ "Tourism". Nigerian Embassy, Budapest, Hungary. Retrieved February 1, 2013.