This museum was established in 1972 by the Ghana National Commission on Culture. The purpose of the museum is to preserve the Upper East Region's culture and to teach the youth especially, to protect and remember their heritage.
The museum's exhibitions include pottery, paintings, musical instruments, jewelry and more. The museum also offers tours of other sites in the region. Tours of other sites of interest in the region, including the Tongo-Tengzuk Hills and Shrines, and the Paga Crocodile Pond are also offered by the museum so be sure not to miss out on that.