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“Don't bother unless you are a real enthusiast” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kumasi Fort - Ghana Armed Forces Museum

Kumasi Fort - Ghana Armed Forces Museum
Ranked #3 of 15 things to do in Kumasi
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Accra, Ghana
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122 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Don't bother unless you are a real enthusiast”
1 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited July 2013
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“Stories, Fascinating Stories from Kumasi History”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2013

Our tour guide, Emmanuel Quainoo, told us great stories about Yaa Asantewaa who led a rebellion against the British in 1900-01. Fascinating. And then we heard about Former President Flight Lieutenant J.J. Rawlings flying under the Adome Bridge. And another one was about a stash of gold uncovered in 1986. Guide Quainoo had us all mesmerized, a group of Ghanaian children along with us, expats from N.A. Note it is closed Sunday and Monday.

Visited June 2013
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Westport, Ireland
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103 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Military history of Ghana”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2013

Interesting location, lots of military memorabilia with emphasis on Ghanian involvement in WWI & WWII and the guides are very good. Well worth a visit if you are in Kumasi.

Visited February 2013
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Amsterdam
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36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Take your time for a great tour through Ghana's military History!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2012

This museum is great but only for those who enjoy the sight of guns and uniforms. As its name leads to assume this is a museum about the Ghanese military (and all its predecessors), yet located in itself a historical location: Kumasi Fort. Kumasi fort has a long and interesting history which you will be told by the excellent tourguides that bring to life all the adventure and drama that took place between the four walls. This I found much more interesting than the actual displays, and is well worth the visit! Beware though, that the tours are a little long (we left after 2 hours) so book time in the agenda

Visited August 2012
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Shanghai, China
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121 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
“Fascinating structure and contents”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2012

We had an excellent tour guide (local college student) who took us on a quick hour tour of this historic structure and it's very interesting collection of war memorabilia taken from many other countries in various wars. Definitely worth a visit.

Visited October 2012
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