Ghana is renowned for its rich and beautiful cultural diversity with the presence of various diverse ethnic groups with distinctive beliefs and propensities coexisting in peace and the capital Accra is a culmination of these attributes. There are different ways to explore and learn about the people and her culture but visiting the museums in the city is one great way to gain thorough insights about the country. If you’re planning a trip to Ghana‘s beautiful capital city, check out our guide to the city’s must-see museums to make the best of your time in Accra.
Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park & Mausoleum
The Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum is located in Osu. This museum houses various fascinating and awesome statues of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah who fought tirelessly with his comrades to ensure Ghana gained independence from the British colonial rule. He was Ghana’s first prime minister and president and after his death, the museum was built to honour his legacy and house his mortal remains, books, clothes, artifacts and other items linked to him. Here, you get to learn about his ideals, Pan-Africanism and other notable African leaders such as Patrice Lumumba and Julius Nyerere. The Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum is a great destination for you if you are keen to understand the role of Ghana in shaping post-colonial history.
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Ghana Museums and Monuments Board
Since the closing of the National Museum of Ghana, the Ghana Museums and Monuments Board has stepped up to be the cultural and historical hub in the capital. Eager to gain in-depth insights on the ancient and modern history of Ghana? Look no further than the Ghana Museums and Monuments Board in Accra. The museum is an archive of knowledge on the various cultural elements in the traditional Ghanaian society. If you are an art lover, you can view works of contemporary Ghanaian artists like Ablade Glover and El Anatsui.
Museum for Science and Technology
Located just a few meters away from the National Museum, the Museum of Science and Technology has an exhibition of artefact that portray the growth of the development of science and technology in Ghana, from the pre-colonial era to present day. Here, you will find displays of primitive hand axes, simple farm tools and complex machinery like helicopters, bamboo bicycles and other stuff engineered and built by Ghanaians. Also, you will find some of the best works of graduating students of the School of Fine Arts, in Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology displayed here.