Center for National Culture, Accra

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Explore traditional handicrafts from all over Ghana at Center for National Culture, a tourist haven with workshops, art galleries, and an arts and crafts bazaar selling a wide range of handmade objects. Hand-woven Kente cloth, carved wooden sculptures, drums, leather bags and beads, earrings, and other accessories fill numerous stands, huts, and stalls in a themed village. Most of the products are made by local artisans, though some are imported from other African countries. See if you can catch one of the live music performances hosted here regularly. Make Center for National Culture a centerpiece of your Accra vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Accra online visit planner .
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  • All the beauty and colour of everything Ghanaian can be found here. And you can see the baskets being woven, the pots being shaped, the jewellery being made. It’s more expensive that the regular marke...  more »
  • I had the opportunity to visit the Centre For National Culture on 2 occasions during my holiday in Accra from 15/11/17 to 29/11/17, in-between my planned daily tours with excellent confident drivers m...  more »
  • We thought that Makola market might have arts and souvenirs, but this is the place to go. It's got a lot, but is manageable. Of course they will try and get the most money out of you, but you can barg...  more »
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  • Looking for a piece of ghana and africa in beautiful artistic pieces this is the place to go. It can be overwhelming so prepare for that. You must also be a master negotiator to get the best deals.
  • They have cool traditional or African elements but be careful of price hikes especially when u are a foreigner
  • Best place to obtain souvenirs, Kente, Ghanaian art, fabrics, sculpture and masks. There is a wide variety of every item and the folks there are quiet friendly. The prices are also good and one can negotiate to obtain best prices. The centre can be found on the Accra high street just next to the Kwame Nkrumah mausoleum.
  • A great place to visit, very aesthetically pleasing and engages all your senses with art and music. Lots of well crafted handiwork like wooden statues, bronze & iron figures, kente fabric, beads and drums are on display with price ranges for every type of pocket. The people are fun to be around and very helpful. An immersive experience. It is located close to Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleom and not far off from the Bank of Ghana.
  • Great place to find all kinds of Ghanaian African artefacts. Wooden carving, beeds, African Print fabrics etc.. All in one location..but be prepared to get hustled.. Cuss everyone wants to sell.. So you'll have a number of people call you out at the same time. If you are Caucasian its worse.. A system should be set in place. So you got to be smart..
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