The  National Museum in Accra is the largest and oldest of the six museums under the  administration of of the Ghana Museums and Monuments Board.

The  museum building was opened on 5th March, 1957 as part of Ghana’s independent  celebration. The official opening was performed by Her Royal Highness, the  Duchess of Kent, the Late Princess Marina

Entrance: Click to enlarge

Objects  of archeology, ethnography as well as fine art find place in the National Museum  building.

Objects  at the archeology section range from the stone age period to the recent  historical past. Those on permanent exhibition at the ethnography gallery include chief’s regalia, indigenous Ghanian musical instruments, gold-weights,  beads, traditional textiles, stools and pottery. There are also objects from  other African countries acquired through exchange. Examples are Senfu masks from  La Cote D’ Ivoire, Zulu wooden figures and bead-ware from Southern Africa. In  addition there are also ancient Ife bronze heads from Nigeria and Bushongo  carvings from the Congo. Exhibits at the small but impressive art gallery consist mainly of contemporary Ghanian paintings executed in oil, pasted,  acrylic, watercolour and collages


Apart  from these there are sculpture pieces in different media

Temporary  exhibitions are held not only by the National Museum but also by individuals  and foreign embassies.

Guided  tours are provided and films on some aspects of Ghanian culture are shown by  the staff of the Education Section

Guided tour: Click to enlarge
Kuduo: Storage for precious objects.

It is more than our wish that every guest, while enjoying his or her visit to  the National Museum, adds some more knowledge to what he or she might have  already about Ghana’s material cultural heritage

Visiting hours:

Daily  from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., except Christmas day

Hall: Click to enlarge


National Museum Accra

Barnes Road

P.O. box GP 3343

Accra, Ghana