HORNIMAN Museum in London, UK says it has agreed to return to Nigeria artefacts looted in the 19th Century from the Kingdom of Benin.
The Horniman Museum said ownership of 72 objects would be transferred to the Nigerian government.
Items include 12 brass plaques, known as Benin Bronzes, a brass cockerel and a key to the king's palace.
It follows a request by Nigeria's National Commission for Museums and Monuments (NCMM) in January.
Horniman Museum, in south-east London, says it has consulted with community members, visitors, schoolchildren, academics, heritage professionals and artists based in Nigeria and the UK.
"All of their views on the future of the Benin objects were considered, alongside the provenance of the objects," the museum explained.
In recent years, there has been increased political pressure on European governments and museums to hand back looted artefacts.
These include ivory carvings and metal sculptures known as the Benin Bronzes.
Eve Salomon, chair of Horniman Museum, said: "The evidence is very clear that these objects were acquired through force, and external consultation supported our view that it is both moral and appropriate to return their ownership to Nigeria.
The items from the Horniman Museum's collection are just some of the artefacts returned to Nigeria in the last few months from museums in the west.
German authorities also returned more than 1,100 artefacts to the west African country.
NCMM says some of the priceless sculptures will be stored in the national museum in Benin once it's been expanded and others will be stored at the museum in Lagos.
The British Museum holds the world's largest collection of Benin bronzes.
It says it is prevented from permanently returning items by the British Museum Act of 1963 and the National Heritage Act of 1983.