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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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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... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 good assortment of photos and memorabilia. Wasn't overpriced either - price includes the guide.

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Belgium
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Reviewed 2 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.

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Thank bartbuytaert
Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
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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 came to Ghana.

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Thank Tom J
Bloomington, Indiana
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Reviewed 31 October 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.

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Thank April450
New York City, New York
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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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Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
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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Thank Hoosier_Travel_Nut
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 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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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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Thank Julia L
Saint Louis, Missouri
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Reviewed 14 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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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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