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Kumasi Fort - Ghana Armed Forces Museum

Address: Cnr Stewart & Government Roads, Kumasi, Ghana
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Ranked #5 of 9 things to do in Kumasi
Type: Military museums, Museums
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Type: Military museums, Museums
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Accra, Ghana
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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142 reviews 142 reviews
53 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Some interesting exibits of the pre - colonial period and the Ashanti expertise with metal armour. A good review of the British time and the establishment of todays substansial Army ,widely respected for peace keeping duties on the continent. My personal view is that if you are limited for time visit the Cultural centre first

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Kampala, Kampala, Uganda
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

If you've a few minutes to kill why not take a guided tour around the fort. You'll be reminded (hopefully not surprised) at how terribly the British treated the Ghanaians. Everybody was generally nice though and the story about the Danger door is great.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

After initial hesitation, this turned out to be one of the best attractions we saw in Kumasi, mainly thanks to our excellent guide who was packed with useful and interesting information and brought to life a period of Ghana's history, from colonial conflicts to surprise discoveries of gold. Definitely recommended.

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Kumasi, Ghana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

In the immediate aftermath of the departure of the colonial master, the advancement of African officers was fast-tracked to give expression to the new rulers political philosophy and make Ghanaians master of their own house and this was later to spawn a whole new gallery of legends, officers who were to become household names. Among these men of repute were... More 

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Accra, Ghana
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112 reviews 112 reviews
12 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Don't bother unless you are a real enthusiast/ historian: a) it is three times as much for a foreigner to enter than a local, b) the staff don't seem to care a jot about customer care and c) the collection is thin and ramshackle.

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