Museums in Ghana
The Ghana National Museum in Accra (http://www.touringghana.com/cultural.asp) contains hundreds of exhibits illustrating the culture, history\ and arts and crafts of Ghana and West Africa. It is the largest and oldest of the museums under the administration of the Ghana Museums and Monuments Board.
The West African Historical Museum at Cape Coast (http://www.capecoastcastlemuseum.com) hosts ethnographic, archeological, photographic and architectural pieces. The building is designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
The Ghana National Museum of Science and Technology is at Accra. Travelers can also visit the Volta Regional Museum (http://hoinghana.com/The_HO_Museum.aspx) and the Ghana Armed Forces Museum in Kumasi (http://ghana.icom.museum/24001_e.html), one of the few military museums in Africa. The Yaa Asantewaa Museum was built in 1992 to honor the legendary Ashanti leader.
The Manhyia Palace Museum in Kumasi has been the residence of two Kings of the Asante Nation, Prempeh I and Prempeh II. The Elmina Castle Museum in Cape Coast is an UNESCO World Heritage site with photographs representing the images of Elmina castle across the centuries. The Gramophone Records Museum and Research Centre of Ghana is located inside the premises of the Regional Centre for National Culture and is the only institution of its kind in tropical Africa. It houses a collection of several thousands of 78rpm shellac discs, 45rpm and vinyl records and some reel to reel tapes, all of which were collected in Ghana.
The W.E.B. Dubois Memorial Centre for Pan African Culture houses the scholar’s personal affects, library and tomb, as he lived in Ghana before his death. A recently founded Ecomuseum of Cocoa opened in Cape Coast in 2007. The Prempeh Jubilee Museum in Kumasi, in contrast, was established in 1954 to host regalia of Asante Kings.
The University of Ghana has several museums in Legon, including the Geological Survey Department Museum maintained by the departments of geology and archaeology, and a teaching museum run by the Institute of African Studies.
For more information, please visit: http://ghana.icom.museum/24000_e.html.
Encyclopedia of the Nations
The Ghana National Museum(Ghana)
Telephone: +233 (0)21 22 16 33
Telephone: +233 (0)21 50 02 63
Armed Forces Museum(Ghana)
Telephone: +233 (0)51 231 03
The Manhyia Palace Museum(Ghana)
Telephone: +233 (0)51 236 80
The Elmina Castle Museum(Ghana)
Telephone: +233 (0)42 327 01
Telephone: +233 (0)42 325 29
The Prempeh Jubilee Museum(Ghana)
Telephone: +233 (0)51 228 22
The W.E.B. Dubois Memorial Centre for Pan African Culture(Ghana)
Telephone: +233 (0)21 77 65 02
Fax: +233 (0)21 77 57 19
Volta Regional Museum(Ghana)
Telephone: 233-91 403
The Ghana National Museum of Science and Technology(Ghana)
Telephone: International: 233-21 223663 / Local: 021-500263
The Gramophone Records Museum and Research Centre of Ghana(Ghana)
Ecomuseum of Cocoa(Ghana)
Geological Survey Department Museum(Ghana)
The Manhyia Palace Museum (Ghana)