Royal Collection

The Royal Collection is one of the largest and most important art collections in Ibadan, and one of the last great Yoruba royal collections to remain intact. Comprising almost all aspects of the fine and decorative arts and running to more than hundreds?objects, the Collection is a unique and valuable record of the personal tastes of Olubadans over the past 100 years.

The Royal Collection is held in trust by The Incumbent Olubadan as Sovereign for his successors and Ibadanland.  It is not owned by incumbent Olubadan as a private individual.

The Collection includes the majority of the contents of the incumbent royal residences and 41 former Olubadan’s residences across Ibadan, most of which are regularly open to the public?

Touring exhibitions and loans to exhibitions in museums and galleries throughout the world are part of a commitment to broaden public access and to show works of art in new contexts.

The Collection are:

  • Books and manuscripts
  • Decorative Arts
  • Drawings and Watercolours
  • Paintings and miniatures
  • Photographs
  • Conservation

To contact us please telephone +234 (0)902 001 2122 or e-mail