Uganda National Museum


The Uganda Museum is found in Kampala. It displays and exhibits ethnological, natural-historical and traditional life collections of Uganda’s cultural heritage. The Uganda Museum is located about 3 kilometres off the city centre.  It is a home to over 3,000 volumes of historical maps, periodicals and photographs. You will also find various archaeological artifacts, as well as ethnological and historical exhibitions that celebrate Ugandan’s cultural heritage. It is a vivid reminder of the country’s colourful past which makes it a site worth visiting.

The museum was founded in 1908, after Governor George Wilson called for “all articles of interest” on Uganda to be procured. Also among the collections in the Uganda Museum are playable musical instruments, hunting equipment, weaponry, archaeology and entomology.