National Museum of Ghana, Accra

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See chief's regalia and traditional musical instruments at National Museum of Ghana, the largest and oldest of the six state-run museums in Ghana. The museum's impressive collection of artifacts includes items from the Stone Age, with bronze heads, wood carvings, traditional textiles, colorful beads, gold weights, head stools, and various pottery items among the most important objects to see. Items from other African countries obtained through trade and gifts are also on display here. Tour a contemporary sculpture collection scattered around the building and its spacious yard. The complex also houses a small art gallery, featuring works by contemporary artists. To visit National Museum of Ghana on your holiday in Accra, and find out what else Accra has to offer, use our Accra online road trip planner .
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  • It is CLOSED!!!! Checked the website.....states that it is open. This is incorrect. Arrived ( with other tourist) to be told it has been closed for 2 years for renovations. So disappointed!!! Please d...  more »
  • Quite a journey to get there and once arriving, find the exhibition is closed but you can look around at the statues. Takes 5 minutes max.  more »
  • The place enlightens you with the history behind Ghana. The period of slavery specially. Though the place is under construction, but you can visit this place free of cost and have a look on these stat...  more »
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  • I was very disappointed in the museum with the presentation of the photos and artifacts. They were no presented very well of the very first President of Ghana. Hopefully someone will step up and make it a first-class museum. It was not very professionally put together.
  • Very nice place to be, they have a lot of tourist stuff there.
  • Not enough artefacts. Museum can be much better run and improved in term of presentation. Items on display do show a rich history, nonetheless.
  • Interesting place to visit any free time
  • Well crafted edifice with large auditoriums for national or very big events. Accessibility concerns and car parking space well catered for.
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