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The National Museum of Ghana presents the country's history and culture.
The National Museum of Ghana presents the country's history and culture. It has 3 galleries - on Ghana's past, traditions and art. The small collection spans from prehistoric Africa to the modern day, with items on display including traditional attire and accessories complete with chiefs' regalia, local musical instruments, beads, gold weights, pottery, and sacred tribal artefacts such as Ashanti ancestral stools. You can also see exhibits on traditional dance, agriculture and iron making as well as the slave trade in Ghana. The sculpture garden has life-size statues of historical figures such as Kwame Nkrumah, the first president of Ghana. You can pick up some traditional Ghanaian souvenirs in the gift shop.
West Ridge, Accra, Ghana
+233 30 222 1633
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