This museum was opened n 5th March 1957. There are three main parts to this museum: Ghana's Culture, tradition and past, each of which holds items of prehistoric Africa. The museum also shows paintings and traditional attire, local musical instruments, pottery, jewelry, exhibits on the slave trade and indigenous Ghanaian beads. Sacred tribal artefacts such as Asante ancestral stools are on display traditionally believed to be the receptacle of the soul of the chief who sat on them.
There are even ancient bronze heads from Nigeria and Bushongo, carvings from the Congo. Outside of the museum you will find yourself in a sculpture garden in which life-size statues of historical figures stand, including one of Kwame Nkrumah who was the first president of Ghana. If you're impressed by what the National Museum has in store for you why not pay a visit to the museum’s gift shop which offers a variety of traditional Ghanaian handicrafts such as jewellery, baskets, pottery and woodcarvings.
Opening hours are between 9.00am and 4.30pm daily.