The Uganda Museum is the biggest and the oldest Museum in Uganda which started in 1908 at Lugard’s fort on Old Kampala Hill in Kampala city. It later moved to Makerere University at the school of industrial and fine arts and lastly to KItante Hill where it stands today.
The Uganda Museum is located five kilometers away from the Kampala city center on plot 5 Kira road. When coming from Kampala, pass through Wandegeya trading center and by Mulago hospital. Just before Kamwokya Town is a large sign post reading Uganda Museum.
Traditional music section with the traditional musical instruments and a live performance is available for the visitors
Archaeology section with the parts of the Stone Age and Iron Age where you will be able to see the stone tools which were used 1,000,000 years ago
Independence pavilion of science and industry having transport (7th car in Uganda), communication (model of the 1st telephone in East Africa)
Ethno history with the things of recent history like the first printing press in Uganda
Ethnography provides the visitors with the touch of cultures and peoples’ way of life
Palaeontology with the fossils aged about 20,000,000 years ago. Also discover the distinct species of mammals like Long- horned buffalo and the Indian Elephant
Outside the Museum is a Living museum (Cultural village) that exhibits the ways of lives of Ugandans as it represents the whole of Uganda. Ibamba restaurant is available to serve you the ugandan food from all different tribes and cultures.
When to visit
Throughout the year, however, the museum usually receives a high number of visitors, including foreign tourists, during the December Christmas festive season. If you would like you want a visit to this national museum, visit contact us here.
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