Accra Arts Centre (Centre for National Culture)
The Centre for National Culture in Accra, the capital of Ghana is also known as Accra Arts Centre. In Ghana, the Centre’s arts, crafts bazaar and traditional textile market is the best place to visit and buy locally produced unique traditional handicrafts such as woven kente cloths, sculptures, carvings, leather bags, jewelry, beads, African attire, woven basket.
You would admire the art galleries and range of other traditional stuff that depict Ghana’s culture and heritage as well as crafts from other neighboring countries. You will also notice a Bulletin Board at the entrance of the main hall which announces upcoming programs, plays and cultural events.
An interesting thing is the market struggle encounter that might enhance your experience. Before getting to the Accra Arts Centre, you must pass through Tema Station, a very busy market place in Accra Central.
Sellers will always try to get passersby to buy their items by addressing them with sugar coated words just to get their attention, you would admire such a commerce technique.
Any outfit that will make it easy for you to try on other outfits you may want to purchase once you visit the Centre will be appropriate when going to Accra Arts Centre. Taking pictures with or of traders and other objects of interest can be done with permission.
You can also locate a number of food joints, financial institutions and accommodation facilities around to meet your needs.
Working hours: Mondays – Sundays from 8:00am to 5:00pm daily.
Interestingly, the Centre for National Culture can be located in Accra Central around other historical monuments in the country. Board a mini bus (trotro as it is locally called) or taxi from any part of Accra to the High Streets of Accra Central Business District and locate the Accra Arts Centre between the Old Parliament House and the National Lotteries Office.