Museums and Heritage

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The Museum of Douala has prehistoric and natural history galleries from Cameroonian ethnic groups. The Musa Heritage Gallery in Kumbo celebrates and seeks to preserve the western-grassfields of Cameroon.


Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, Douala – The Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul – situated in Douala, Cameroon – is the cathedral of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Douala and dedicated to St Peter and St Paul. History The Cathedral of St Peter and St Paul was built in 1936 by French Spiritans fathers and it is based on the legacy of the fathers Pallotins.


The Doual’art is a non profit cultural organisation and art centre founded in 1991 in Douala, Cameroon and focussed on new urban practices of African cities. doual’art was established by Marilyn Douala Bell and Didier Schaub. In 1995 they create Espace doual’art, an exhibition space and gallery in the neighborhood of Bonanjo. In 1996 they produce La Nouvelle Liberté by Joseph-Francis Sumégné, considered a landmark in Douala. In 2005 they organize the first Ars&Urbis event, an international symposium to foster discussion and theory about the contribution of art to urban transformation


The Palace of the Kings Bell situated in Douala is a building constructed in 1905 by the Germans for King Auguste Manga Ndumbe (King Bell). The building is also known asLa Pagode; this name comes from the French writer Louis-Ferdinand Céline, who remained in Douala in 1916-17, who calls it such in his famous novel Voyage au bout de la nuit. Since 1920, the old mansion has been occupied by a long list of inhabitants and is still owned by the Bell royal family. Because of its history and its architecture, this building has always been an icon in Douala.


The Maritime Museum of Douala was created to collect, preserve and showcase the cultural heritage of the Cameroonian maritime landscape while revealing its evolution over the years, this magnificent display of contemporary architectural prowess located at Rue de l’Hopital Bonanjo, showcases the country’s maritime history through a rich collection of artifacts, objects of historic and artistic value such as photographs, sculptures, maps, paintings, videos, documents, archival materials and multimedia animations.