The National Museum of Ghana in Accra, the capital is the largest and oldest of the six museums in the country and it was opened by the Duchess of Kent during the independence celebration in March, 1957.
The museum is owned and operated by the Ghana Museums and Monuments Board (GMMB). Find in the National Museum building collection of objects of archaeology, ethnography, colonial
antiques and fine art such as objects from the stone age period, chief’s regalia, gold weights beads, traditional textiles, stools, pottery, indigenous Ghanaian musical instrument among others.
There are also objects from other countries like the Senfu masks from Ivory Coast, Zulu wooden figures from South Africa and ancient carvings from Congo.
Visit the National Museum and learn about the country’s historical and cultural treasures as well as artifacts from other ancient African Empires. Pictures can be taken with the permission of the onsite
Working hours: Mondays – Fridays from 9:00am to 4:30pm
Saturdays – 9:00am to 3:00pm
Locate the National Museum on the Barnes Road, close to the Accra Psychiatric Hospital. Board Osu “trotro”/shared minibus at Circle station or Kaneshie and tell the “mate”/conductor to alight you at the National Museum.