Uganda Museum – Collection for Uganda’s Historical Heritage
The Uganda Museum was established in 1908 and is the oldest and best in East Africa. There are archaeological and natural history displays and a collection of interesting traditional musical instruments that are found here. The museum is situated in the suburbs of Kamwokya on Kira road in Kampala city. A Kampala city tour will give you lots of insights into historical items well archived at the place.
There are lots of things to interest you here with a diverse and well-captioned ethnographic pool covering clothing, hunting, agriculture, medicine, religion and recreation (get the low-down on banana beer), as well as archaeological and natural history presentations. Some of the few things include the traditional musical instruments, some of which you can play, and the fossil remains of a Napak rhino, a species that became extinct eight million years ago. Head outside to wander through the traditional thatched homes of the various tribes of Uganda; plus get a look at Idi Amin’s presidential Mercedes.
The Museum, one of the tourist attractions in Kampala, is the country’s most colorful past. One of its most interesting features is the collection of traditional musical instruments, which one is free to play. The National Museum of Uganda is located in Kampala, the capital. The museum contains rich materials from Uganda and is a must see. The Uganda Society’s library is housed in one room of the Uganda National Museum. Started in the 1930’s by a group of scholars, the collection is comprised of approximately 3,000 volumes, maps, periodicals and photographs, all pertaining to African history, culture, sociology, travel and science.
In addition to its collection, the library stocks the books of the East African Wildlife Society and a number of books from the museum which were given to the society’s care some years ago. However the library was circulating less information for many years, due to the limited availability of the books and their value, the collection is presently available for reference use only.
In case you need to get know about the Ugandan museum by reading, visit Makerere University’s main library in Kampala has a general collection, which is the largest in Uganda. The most important studied collections, all in Kampala, are found in the Albert Cook Library at Makerere Medical School (at Makerere University), the Institute of Teacher Education, the Uganda Polytechnic Kyambogo (previously known as the Uganda Technical College), the Makerere Institute of Social Research, and the Cabinet Office.
The Uganda Museum (started in 1908) in Kampala has displays of traditional culture, archaeology, antiquity, science, and ordinary history. It frequently presents traditional performances such as music dance and drama. Visit the Uganda museum during the Kampala city tour and enjoy the best of Uganda’s historical culture and traditional life of different people living in Uganda.
Other Museums in the Region
if you are fan of historical or archaeological preservation, you may visit the Uganda Museum or tour Rwanda to achieve your tour preference. In western Uganda, Igongo Cultural Centre is another place you may go to in Mbarara city and get to understand facts about Ankole Cultures in details. While Rwanda, you are at liberty to take a 1 day Kigali city tour during which you would go to some of the genocide memorial centers including the famous and biggest in the country, the Kigali Genocide Memorial.