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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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Interesting to see the machete's used by in the war in Rwanda, some local weapons and flags from the RWAFF. The tour was a little too long and boring sometimes. I would have liked... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
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Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting to see the machete's used by in the war in Rwanda, some local weapons and flags from the RWAFF. The tour was a little too long and boring sometimes. I would have liked to see more antique weapons from the period before the English came to Ghana.

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Bloomington, Indiana
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is extremely boring unless you are especially interested in war machines. I provides little context . History in Asante, especially against the British is amazing and very gripping, but one does not learn about it here.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Rich history, guides are very informative. I have lead many travelers to this historical site and they always love it. interesting Ashanti history Anglo-Ashanti war. the museum is located in the heart of the city center opposite the Ghana Commercial Bank, near to the Kumasi Main Post office.

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Thank Nasir A
Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We arrived on a Sunday and like almost everything else in Ghana, it was closed. However, a friendly security guide took us around the complex and gave us a history lesson. We couldn't go inside many of the buildings but it was still a nice visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

It was a one hour tour. Tour costs 10 ghc for non ghanaians and 3 ghc for ghanaians. Our tour guide was patient and fun. Pictures are not allowed to be taken inside except you pay 5 ghc or 10 ghc for videos

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Thank Sandra G
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

The people are knowledgable in the history of the place. It's interesting to do there an hear our history

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Amazing site, heavy with history of the Ashanti ethnic group, British colonization of Central Ghana and the Ghanaian armed forces from its inception to today. From service in the British Army in WWI to U.N. peace keeping operations in the 21st century. The guides are very knowledgeable and the exhibits fascinating.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

The Armed Forces Museum tour was very educational and the tour guide was so passionate and knowledgeable. The vintage guns and history of Ghana's involvement in military peace keeping overseas were an eye opener for me and my sons. The only problem was a guy there wanting us to pay many to take pictures beside the artillery pieces outside. The... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

I visited the Ghana Armed Forces Museum because I had spare time on a holiday & also because it is always nice to learn more about the history & culture of a country you are visiting. Overall an average category armed forces museum. About 3 hours was adequate for the visit. Visit this museum if you have spare time in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

I have lived in kumasi for some years now and wonder why I never went there. I guess local tourism is not our thing but mine was I blown away. It was a really educative trip with the amount of history enclosed in those four walls so much to take in. The guide was good. First the structure itself. From... More 

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