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Gambia National Museum in Banjul
The Gambia National Museum has as its primary goal the collection and preservation of artifacts documenting the material culture of The Gambia, for use as tourist attractions and as important aids to introducing the value of the heritage into information programmes for the local population and in the country's school syllabus.

Across the River from James Island on the north bank are the villages of Albreda and Juffureh; (see Juffureh Photos) the former a French-dominated slave trading post and the latter popularised by Alex Haley when he traced his ‘Roots’ back to this typical Mandinka settlement with a history of involvement in the slave trade.

Kachikally Museum and Crocodile Pool
The Kachikally Museum and Crocodile Pool is a private, community-owned museum located in Bakau, The Gambia. Kachikally Sacred Crocodile pool is one of the leading tourist attractions in The Gambia. There are over 80 crocodiles in and around the pool which was founded over 500 years ago by the Bojang clan. The pool is said to aid infertile women and bestow luck on individuals.

Tanje Village Museum
The Tanje Village Museum is a private museum in The Gambia dedicated to preserving traditional Gambian arts, crafts, and heritage. Tanje Village Museum is also dedicated to a research into the uses of plants in medicine, textile dyes and in traditional beliefs.