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Kumasi Fort - Ghana Armed Forces Museum

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Address: Cnr Stewart & Government Roads, Kumasi, Ghana
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A place to visit

Friendly people, I love to visit again and again The culture, story behind these place will amaze you. Next year I will be there.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Friendly people, I love to visit again and again The culture, story behind these place will amaze you. Next year I will be there.

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Thank Isaac A
Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

The forte itself has an interesting story to it... A place to learn history and the genesis of how midday got its' name in Akan. It tells stories of wars fought in that past. Flags and guns captured in the first world war. Weapons seized from the Rwandan genocide... Just visit!!

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Thank Eddygh
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

i enjoyed the historical excursion from the motivation for building the fort, to the blockade by the community and through to the world war artifacts. Very illuminating and entertaining as well. Good account was given by the knowledgeable guide.

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1 Thank Akin O
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

This museum may seem small but it has lots in it. We did a quick tour has it was closing time, but I think you could easily spend quite some time here. The tour guide was very good and you could see his passion. Definitely worth a visit when in Kumasi.

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Thank Emma P
Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Traces the Gold Coast's involvement with it's colonial ruler, Britian's army through the years. It also has a collection of vintage Italian guns captured during some of the wars involving Ghanaian soldiers. The guide was pretty good in telling the stories behind the exhibits. The admission fee is like 50 US cents. Well worth a visit.

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Thank Hen T
Accra, Ghana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

My expectations weren't high, but it was a good decision to go there. Mostly because I was able t see the whole complex which dates from the colonial era. Exposition was dim and dusty, but guide told some interesti g stories, especially one about gold in the vault.

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Kumasi, Ghana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I arrived early in the morning so I was on a tour by myself. The guide was very pleasant and knew a lot about each piece - he had an answer for each of the questions. The tour takes just over an hour and adds a lot to the museum experience with stories and information. There's a clothing market just... More 

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England, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The Fort has plenty of interesting exhibits and the guide was easily the best I have had in Ghana. Thoroughly recommended. Entrance was GHS15 for Non-Ghanaian adult and then a small tip for the guide if you feel necessary.

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Kumasi, Ghana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This museum is a great one. There are numerous artefacts there mainly of the First World War. The military hardware on display is fairly rudimentary but quite captivating. The museum is right in the centre of the city is very easy to access by taxi.

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Chengdu, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

The guide was a tourism student from KNUST who was doing his military service. His knowledge of history was very good which made the whole tour a great pleasure and he was well rewarded.

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