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The Top Museums to Visit in Ghana

by The Ghana HIT

Ghana is a famous African Nation with rich and diverse cultures. The country has various ethnic groups with different beliefs and dispositions. Ghana was the first nation to attain its independence from the Europeans.
It is very time-consuming to learn and observe the wide range of Ghanaian cultures from each tribe, and sometimes it is not easy to experience the culture, particularly in Accra. The best way to fully explore the dynamic cultures is by visiting the key museums in Ghana.

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The National Museum

The National Museum in Accra is the ideal destination for all tourists who desire a complete outlook of Ghana’s traditional and contemporary history. The museum was established in 1957, and it houses all the information on the different cultural elements of the ethnic groups of Ghana. The National Museum holds dresses, handicrafts, foods, and chieftainship systems. The Museum is sectioned into three sub-units: Ethnography, Archaeology, and Arts. The Arts unit has the works of prominent Ghanaian modern-day musicians such as El Anatsui and Ablade Glover. Tourists also spend time at the Grand sculpture garden in this Museum.

The Museum of Science and Technology

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The Museum of Science and Technology is situated near the National Museum. The museum houses all the items that represent the Scientific development of Ghana since the pre-colonial era up to date. Tourists get a chance to see the ancient hand-axes and other tools used at the farm. The are other complex machines such as helicopters and wicker bicycles made by the people of Ghana. The Museum of Science and Technology hosts the final displays for all graduating students of fine Art from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. The best modern fine arts and performance arts are exhibited here.

The Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum

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The Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum is a prominent tourist destination for many tourists who are curious to know the key role played by Ghana in Shaping post-colonial history. Ghana attained independence from the Europeans in 1957 and became the first self-governing nation in whole Africa. It started regulating all the activities, resources, development, and affairs on its own. Dr. Kwame Nkrumah fought for this nation’s independence, and he later became the first prime minister. He also served as the first president of this nation.

After the death of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, this museum was constructed to acknowledge his goodness. The Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum has human remains, books, items, and other objects related to his life. Tourists get a chance to learn about Ghana’s history and the contributions of Kwame Nkrumah and other African leaders such as Julius Nyerere and Patrice Lumumba.

William Edward Burghardt Bois Museum

William Edward Burghardt was an African-American professor, and the pan-Africanist migrated to Ghana in the 1950s to assist Dr. Kwame Nkrumah in shaping a new country. He significantly contributed to the historical importance of Ghana. William Edward Burghardt Bois Museum honors William’s association with the Africans at home and the diaspora. Most tourists visit this museum to see his books, pictures, articles, and other prominent people like Marcus Garvey and George Padmore.

Manhyia Palace Museum

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Manhyia Palace Museum is situated in Kumasi and was constructed to keep and share Ashanti history. The history of Ashanti is among the leading histories in Ghanaian empires. The museum houses some precious items that were being used during the era of the Ashanti kingdom. Tourists are currently privileged to explore the origin of this kingdom through several video sharing. Manhyia Palace Museum is the ideal destination to learn the vast richness of knowledge initiated from the Ashanti Kingdom.

Ghana offers a good chance to all tourists who want to learn the remarkable history of this nation. There are various museums with many artifacts from the ancient days to the current days. There are reliable artworks at the museums where you can discover and learn the diverse cultures and history.

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