The National Museum of Ghana was officially commissioned in March 1957 by the Duchess of Kent prior to the Independence Day on 6th March 1957. The National Museum of Ghana is one of the trusted reservoirs of the history of Ghana from head to toe.
The National Museum of Ghana is located along the Barnes Rd, Adabraka, Accra. It is close to the Head Office of Tigo Ghana Limited and Databank Financial services and not far from the Accra Polytechnic.The National Museum Ghana is opened from Tuesday to Sunday(9:00 am to 6 pm).
The museum showcases cultural and national symbols and artefacts. An exhibition of the slave trade, as well as artefacts from other countries, are also on display at the National Museum of Ghana, Accra. This museum in Accra is managed by the Ghana Museums and Monument Board(GMMB).
Major things to look out for at the National Museum of Ghana, Accra are:
The Museum also has a sculpture garden displaying amongst other artworks the life-size statues of historical figures such as Kwame Nkrumah – the first president of Ghana. You can have a guided tour of the museum and also visit the gift shop which offers a variety of traditional Ghanaian handicrafts such as baskets, jewellery, pottery and woodcarvings.
Other facilities include a Library, a Conservation Laboratory and the Education Hall, often used for conferences, seminars and workshops.
Visiting the museum attracts and entrance fee and opening hours are between 9.00am and 4.30pm daily.