The National War Museum in Umuahia was established in 1985. It was commissioned for the purpose of preserving Nigerian war efforts through the ages for posterity. The museum holds relics from the long civil war fought to counter the secession of Biafra from Nigeria.
The museum's location was chosen for two reasons; the first was the significance of the city as the second capital of 'Biafra' after the fall of Enugu. It was also chosen because Umuahia served as home to the Ojukwu Bunker which was a base for strategic Biafran meetings.
Locating the museum can be quite easy for tourists, as commercial vehicles, cabs and tricycles are popularly known as Keke napep are readily available to convey passengers to the museum at a low cost.
The National War Museum is usually open between 10 am and 6 pm daily.
The cost of entry into the national war museum is 100 naira.
Photography is not allowed inside the galleries of the museum and a tour guide is usually provided to escort round the museum at no extra charge.