"It is an irony, the paradox of that conversion into a place of creativity, of imagination, of excitement, a corner for children, just converting restrain into freedom"
Prof. Wole SoyinkaNobel Laureate for Literature
''Freedom Park is a testimony that points to our administration's commitment and belief in freedom as the essential purpose of governance― freedom from need, freedom from poverty and its many spin-offs, and the freedom from insecurity.''
Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN)Former Governor of Lagos State
"The Uniqueness of this project is the fact that it is entrenched in history and has so much wealth of information beneath it."
Arch. Theo LawsonVisioner, Freedom Park Lagos
''I had a great experience at Freedom Park, knowing the Nigerian history, with a wonderful guide.
Thank you Daniel, for your kind information provided.''
Ohredo MirondaAmbassador of Mexico
''Thank you Daniel, for an amazing adventure through history. This tour will stay with me, I have a lot to think about and on the Park''
''This land and its building that started with sad beginnings, now has a vibrant and uplifting energy! It was a great place to learn of the terrible British Colonization. Now It pays tributes to the Artists, Musicians and Artisans of Nigeria. We are coming back to watch the boxing!''
Ham Bnei Tourist
''We were honoured to meet the Architect who arrived in the Park and said hello!''
We are so happy that a place of such sad history has been transformed to a place of celebration and symbol of freedom.
It was interesting to learn about many activists who fought for their country's freedom and rights.
It was an honour to be here and we can't wait to come back and experience a show on the stage.
Stella & Thomas
I have been taken on a guided tour by young Daniel - a gifted tour guide with articulate delivery and excellent knowledge of the site's history.
The credit of preserving this history goes to the Government of Lagos State under Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola's leadership, who had the enlightenment to embrace Arch. Theo Lawson's vision to preserve this evidence of colonial correction's history.
Well done, all impressive must be supported.
Mr. Soboma AjumogobiaTourist
Thank you very much for the tour, very interesting and informative!
Andrew, @azam'ercNew York Resident
I am Abubakar, came from Abuja and was blown away by how great of an experience this place was.
I will definitely invite others.
Abubakar SaudiAbuja Resident
...very interesting, educational and sobering tour. We enjoyed it very much. Thank you!
Patrick, Trish & AvaResidents of Ireland
It was a very informative tour and beautiful site, full of interesting history. Thanks for the information and inspiration.
I came on the recommendation of Ludo Liu. This is a very inspirational place, full of so much history. I am happy someone cares enough to bring history to life. BIG thanks to Theo Lawson!
LizResident of Canada
Our tour guide was fun and it was such a meaningful experience.
Keep it up!
Mrs. Precious & SolomonJos Plateau
We loved the tour . It was so exciting learning the history of Lagos Prisons.
Daniel was so amazing , he was the absolute best. He took amazing photos of us.
Thank you so much for taking the time with us.
Shay & Sabrina FinlaysonAtlanta Georgia
We are a group of ''satisfied customers.''
Thank you for making our reunion a memorable one.
We are happy with security too. I forgot my tripod, but they found it and handed it over to Gbolahan.
Frank Femi PalmerTourist
What an experience here with Daniel's special guide, who is able to make understanding so many things about this place and its history! I enjoyed this place very much. A place of peace. This is what we need in our lives. So, thank very much to Daniel for this time together. It is nice to meet a good guide like you. Goodluck! CIN CIN
It has been a wonderful and relaxing time spent here, highly educative and inspiring. The environment is welcoming and your tour guide really did a good job. May God bless the people in-charge. There is always more to do, no doubt. Kudo!!!
This is one of the best experiences we have had while touring sites and attractions around Lagos. We recommend Freedom Park Lagos to every visitors in Lagos.
The Pascor's FamilyTourists
Amazing tour, such great humour and knowledge. Touched the solemnity of the grounds, provided modern context, and made history come to life.
AdamLos Angeles, CA, US.
Dear Ms. Aboaba and Daniel,
Thank you for hosting me today at Freedom Park. Such an impressive, accessible community space.
As British High Commissioner, it is important for me to understand our history here, including the darker aspects.
My congratulations for such a creative community institution that helps shape a new narrative or Independence, Freedom and Future.
With warm wishes.
Richard MontgomeryBritish High Commissioner
On his visit to Freedom Park, Tuesday, 16th Jan., 2024.
He Wrote: This is the preservation of our history and the eternal conservation of the sacrifices made by our heroes for our freedom. History is frozen and preserved for our generations to come. I have been in Prisons for many years as a political prisoner, my visit here reminded me of my own journey. I felt proud of the years of struggle. Chief Obafemi Awolowo and his comrades represent the conscience and conviction of humanity. May their souls continue to rest in peace.
Shehu SaniSenator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria