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Kumasi Fort - Ghana Armed Forces Museum

Cnr Stewart & Government Roads, Kumasi, Ghana
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Rich history poorly preserved

I spent a few hours walking through the fort which holds a good collection of military arms... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2017
Nii Amah D
via mobile

This is definitely worth a visit if you are in Kumasi - you get taken around with a guide and as a... read more

Reviewed 28 March 2017
Nicky W
Bangkok, Thailand
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Cnr Stewart & Government Roads, Kumasi, Ghana
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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

I spent a few hours walking through the fort which holds a good collection of military arms accoutrements and memorabilia. Was disappointed but the quality of the tour guide. She was asking for money and wasn't too excited about what she was doing. I will...More

Thank Nii Amah D
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

This is definitely worth a visit if you are in Kumasi - you get taken around with a guide and as a Brit I found it very interesting and was also very ashamed at how we treated the Ghanaian soldiers who fought for us. A...More

Thank Nicky W
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Great museum that shows how the Britisch coloniser act like animals towards the local people. The local soldiers got permission to wear shoes in 1937 ... before they where barefoot ... Big suprise the locals fought against the Japanees in WW II.

Thank Bart_Buytaert
Reviewed 17 November 2016

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...More

Thank Tom J
Reviewed 1 November 2016

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.

Thank April450
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...More

Thank Nasir A
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...More

Thank Hoosier_Travel_Nut
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

Thank Sandra G
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

Thank Julia L
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...More

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24 January 2018|
Response from Nii Amah D | Reviewed this property |
Foreigners its Gh20 locals its Gh5.
12 December 2015|
Response from sarkodi |
When did kumasi got his kingdom