Uganda Museum

Uganda Museum, Kampala

Located on Kiira road, the Uganda Museum is the center of history in Uganda, founded in 1908. It is the oldest Museum, in East Africa and perhaps the best. The museum was initially known to the local Baganda as Enyumba ya Mayembe that means House of Fetishes.

This museum portrays pre-colonial African History and of the historical items displayed includes the Nakayima tree, Ntusi, Bigo bya Mugyenyi, as well as collection of traditional musical instruments, which one is free to play plus other aspects of Ugandan history which are a good reminder of the country’s colourful past.

The Uganda Society’s library is also housed in one rooms of the Uganda National Museum and the collection is comprised of approximately 3,000 volumes, maps, periodicals and photographs, all portraying African history, culture, sociology, travel and science. In addition to the already existing library, it also houses the books of East African wild life Society. Note that the books are currently available for reference only.

Getting There

Boda-boda, Minibus-taxi or special taxis can get there. Minibus-Taxis are more preferable since they are cheap and given the location of the Museum (just by the road side). Board any Minibus-taxi heading to Kamwokya,  Bukoto and Ntida route. These can be boarded along Kampala to Wandegeya ( Bombo road).