Centre For Memories

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MUSEUM INFO

  • Opening Hours
    Opening Hours

    Museum Hours

    Open daily 10:30–5:00
    Thursday until 8:00

    Museum Shop Hours

    Open daily 10:30–5:30
    Thursday until 8:00

    The museum and shop are closed during Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.

    Free Thursday Evenings

    General admission is free to Enugu residents every Thursday from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. throughout the year.

  • Ticket Prices
    Ticket Prices

    Tickets are purchased at the museum’s ticket offices on the day of the visit.

    Student
    ₦200

    Per Ticket

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    Regular Visitor
    ₦500

    Per Ticket

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  • Museum Guidelines
    Museum Guidelines

    Our guidelines help protect the museum’s collection and ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. Please follow security officers’ instructions and remember that touching works of art is strictly prohibited.

    Please plan ahead, as the following items are not allowed in the galleries:

    • Art materials other than pencil (including ink pens)
    • Backpacks and backpack baby carriers
    • Bags, camera bags, or purses larger than 13 x 17 x 4 inches
    • Shopping bags
    • Flowers or balloons
    • Food or drink
    • Toys
    • Tripods, flash attachments, video cameras, or "selfie sticks"
    • Umbrellas (small umbrellas can be stowed in bags)
    • Wrapped packages (gifts)
    • Tricycles, carts, hoverboards, Segways, and other mobility devices

    The following items cannot be checked:

    • Flowers or balloons
    • Food or drink

    The use of drones or similar remote-control airborne devices is not permitted on or above the Centre for Memories property.

    Checkroom
    • ₦500 per item (cash only)
    • Complimentary with membership
    • For your safety and the security of our collection, we ask that you check backpacks and any bags larger than 13 x 17 x 4 inches.
    • Courtesy bags are available to carry valuable items with you.
    • All bags are subject to security inspection.

    The checkrooms are for patrons only. The Centre for Memories reserves the right to refuse to check any item. The checkrooms stop accepting items 15 minutes prior to closing. The Centre for Memories is not responsible for lost, damaged, or unclaimed items.

    Photography

    Photography and video are permitted in the museum under the following guidelines:

    • Museum staff reserves the right to prohibit the use of camera or video if it is a disruption and/or perceived that it might endanger works of art or museum patrons.
    • Equipment must not exceed the size of a SLR camera designed for personal use.
    • On occasion, lender restrictions prohibit photography and video in special exhibitions. We will clearly note when those restrictions apply. Otherwise photography and video are encouraged. Dry sketching is also permitted.
    • Flash, tripods, monopods, handheld microphones, selfie sticks, and other extraneous equipment are not allowed anywhere in the museum, its gardens, or public spaces.
    • All imaging documentation must be for personal, nondistributional, noncommercial use only.

    Members of the media should contact our Department of Public Affairs at +234 08055493085 or kedu@centreformemories.org to arrange shoots for still photography and film.

    If you are interested in learning more about renting a space for a fee, please contact kedu@centreformemories.com.

    Sketching

    For pencil sketching in the museum, please consult with the security officer in the appropriate gallery. Paper and pads must be no larger than 13 x 17 inches. Easels, stools, or anything that interferes with movement in the gallery are not permitted.

    Strollers

    The museum is accessible for stroller use; however, strollers may be restricted in special exhibitions due to space limitations and crowd flow. Please feel free to call +234 08055493085 prior to your visit if you have specific questions.

    Cellphones

    Please turn off the sound of cell phones or pagers in the museum. Talking on mobile telephones is limited to non-gallery spaces within the museum.

    Visitor Comments

    Please share your experience with us at kedu@centreformemories.org. This e-mail address does not accept attachments.

  • FAQs
    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    • Museum Hours

      What are the Centre for Memories museum hours?

      The museum is open daily 10:30–5:00 and Thursday until 8:00.

      Is the museum open on holidays?

      The museum is closed only three days a year: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day. It is open on all other holidays.

      When are your free hours?

      Free hours are offered to Enugu residents every Thursday evening from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Proof of residence is required.

    • Admission and Ticketing

      How much does it cost to go to the Centre for Memories?

      The cost of general admission ticket depends on if you live in Enugu or elsewhere and if you’re a student or a regular visitor. Please refer to our ticketing chart. And remember, admission is always free for members and children under 14.

      Does a general admission ticket include access to special exhibitions?

      A general admission ticket allows you to see all of the museum's nonticketed special exhibitions. Occasionally exhibitions require an additional charge.

      Do members need tickets?

      No, members never need tickets and never have to wait in admission lines. Simply show your member card and photo ID to the ticket collectors.

      Do I have to pay for tickets for my kids?

      Admission for children under 14 is always free.

      When does the Centre for Memories offer free admission?

      The museum offers free admission to Enugu residents every Thursday evening from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Proof of residence is required.

    • Free Hours

      When are your free hours?

      Free hours are offered to Enugu residents every Thursday evening from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Proof of residence is required.

    • Getting Here

      Can I get to the museum on public transportation?

      Yes, buses and taxis are all great options to get you to the museum.

      What’s the best route when driving?

      Get driving directions from various spots in the city.

      Where can I park?

      The Center for Memories offers valet parking at the entrance during museum hours.

    • Checkroom Policy

      Can I bring my bags and luggage into the galleries?

      For your safety and the security of our collection, we ask that you check backpacks and any bags larger than 13 x 17 x 4 inches.

      What other items are not allowed in the galleries?

      • Art materials other than pencil (including ink pens)
      • Backpacks and backpack baby carriers
      • Bags, camera bags, or purses larger than 13 x 17 x 4 inches
      • Shopping bags
      • Flowers or balloons
      • Food or drink
      • Toys
      • Tripods, flash attachments, video cameras, or "selfie sticks"
      • Umbrellas (small umbrellas can be stowed in bags)
      • Wrapped packages (gifts)

      Is there anything I cannot check?

      We cannot accept flowers, balloons, food, or drink in the checkroom.

      What does it cost to check items?

      It is ₦500 per item (cash only) and free for members.

      What if I need stuff that I have in my bag but my bag is over the allowed size?

      Courtesy bags are available to carry valuable items with you.

    • Tour and Events

      Can I go on a tour?

      Programs that help you learn about our collection, including tours, are available every day. Check the Events for a listing of gallery talks, performances, lectures, and social events.Group visits, student tours, and self-guided tours are also available.

    • What's on View?

      Which exhibitions will be on view during my visit?

      See a list of current and future exhibitions.

      How will I know what artworks I can see during my visit?

      The Centre for Memories is an active lending institution and is additionally always trying to improve the experience of visitors. For the most up-to-date information about gallery closures and significant works of art that may not be on view, please check our Collection Updates page.

    • Photography, Filming, and Sketching

      Can I take pictures in the galleries?

      Non-flash photography and video are permitted in all the permanent galleries. On occasion, lender restrictions prohibit photography and video in special exhibitions. We will clearly note when those restrictions apply. Otherwise photography and video are encouraged.

      Are there restrictions on the type of equipment that is permitted?

      • Equipment must not exceed the size of a SLR camera designed for personal use.
      • Flash, tripods, monopods, handheld microphones, selfie sticks, and other extraneous equipment are not allowed anywhere in the museum, its gardens, or public spaces.
      • All imaging documentation must be for personal, nondistributional, noncommercial use only.

      Are selfie sticks permitted in the galleries?

      No, for the safety of the artwork and other patrons, selfie sticks are not allowed.

      How do I arrange a photo shoot or filming at the museum?

      Members of the media should contact our Department of Public Affairs at +234 08055493085 or kedu@centreformemories.org to arrange shoots for still photography and film.

      Is sketching allowed in the museum?

      For pencil sketching in the museum, please consult with the security officer in the appropriate gallery. Paper and pads must be no larger than 13 x 17 inches. Easels, stools, or anything that interferes with movement in the gallery are not permitted.

    • Jobs and Employment

      How can I get a job at the Centre for Memories?

      Please mail us at kedu@centreformemories.org for any open positions

      Do I have to have an art degree to get a job at the museum?

      There are many different types of jobs at the museum—curatorial, teaching, marketing, accounting, security, human resources, facilities management, library sciences, and retail, just to name a few. Different positions require different skills and abilities, and for many positions, a major in art history or fine art is not required. To explore the variety of positions currently available at the Centre for Memories, please email us at kedu@centreformemories.org.

    • Centre for Memories Fun Fact

      What inspires Centre for Memories?

      The Igbo culture, tradition and artworks spanning the past, current and future generation.

    • Artwork Interest

      Can you tell me the value of my artwork?

      The Centre for Memories is not permitted to conduct appraisals or authentications of artwork but we can give you references.

      Can you give me information about an artist or a work of art?

      Contact the curatorial department.

      I have a work of art that I want to sell/give to the Centre for Memories.

      Contact the curatorial department.

    • Contacting Us

      I have a question that isn’t answered here. How can I contact the museum?

      We’re happy to answer your questions by phone or email.

      How do I find a staff member’s contact information?

      See the departmental phone directory.

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