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THE BENIN CULTURAL HERITAGE CENTRE (BCHC)


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OUR MOTTO

“UMAGBAE N’EDO” (meaning there is unity amongst the Edos).

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OUR VISION

To revive the glory of Great Benin


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OUR MISSION

To unite all people of Great Benin descent for progress.


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Our Main Auditorium

Designed to reflect the 14th century Benin Architecture with towers 41.3m (135.5ft) high.

The Benin / Edo race was well known to be civilized and developed culturally, politically, socially and economically as documented in the works of Arts and Literature worldwide since 14 century. Today the remains of the old Benin Empire is plagued by under-development, disunity, loss of language, disregard for our culture and other consequences of the Benin Massacre of 1897. To achieve a turn around to the old glory, this body, a non-governmental, not for profit, a non-partisan social-cultural organization called ” THE BENIN CULTURAL HERITAGE CENTRE” (BCHC) was formed.


The Benin Cultural Heritage Tourist Complex


Bchc Permanent Site, Benin Bye-Pass Express Road, Utekon, Near Oluku, Ovia North East Lga, Edo State, Nigeria.

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Entrance Gate: This includes a dual carriage way, a moat, a decorated wall with motifs, (two) bridges and 2 (two) security houses.

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Art Gallery: Designed to the shape of ADA (Benin Sword). It is a two storey building with 2 floors for permanent exhibition and the ground floor for temporary exhibition.

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Museum: Designed to the shape of EBEN (Benin Ceremonial Sword). It is a two storey building with Eghodo (Benin Court yard).

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The Heritage Hotel: It has 110 Standard rooms and 40 suites, a swimming pool, lawn tennis and squash courts and spacious car park which provides accommodation for tourists and researches.