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 Akwaaba to the "Fort Kumasi", - Ghana Armed Forces Museum - Kumasi, Ashanti Region

Willkommen auf der Webseite vom Ghana Armeemuseum in Kumasi in der Ashantiregion
Opening Hours: 0900-1700 Hours Daily except Sundays, Mondays and statutory Ghanaian holidays.
Oeffnungszeiten: taeglich 9.00 bis 17.00 Uhr, ausser Sonntags, Motags und and Feiertagen.
Admission fee is charged * Es ist Eintritt zu zahlen * Telephone: 233-51-23103

  

 

 

 

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The Museum - founded in 1952 -exhibits materials that primarily concern the British-Ashanti war of 1900, World War II + I and Ghanas Recent military history.

On display are maps, old photographs, and military regalia. Located in Kumasi in the Asante Region is one of the very few Military Museums in Africa. It has been an institution of learning primarily about the evolution and development of the Gold Coast Regiment of the Colonial era to the present Ghana.

 

A highly interesting section relates to the British-Ashanti war of 1900, when the Ashanti, led by their queen mother " Yaa Asantewaa ",

temporarily besieged the fort, starving the British residents.

The Museum - founded in 1952 -exhibits materials that primarily concern the British-Ashanti war of 1900, World War II + I and Ghanas Recent military history.

On display are maps, old photographs, and military regalia. Located in Kumasi in the Asante Region is one of the very few Military Museums in Africa. It has been an institution of learning primarily about the evolution and development of the Gold Coast Regiment of the Colonial era to the present Ghana.

The present building is the second built on the site. The first building was known as the Kumasi Fort and was built in 1820 by the Asantehene Osei Tutu Kwamina who wanted a replica of the Cape Coast forts built by the European merchants. Building materials such as granite and the brown soil were brought from Cape Coast to Kumasi by head porters as it was intended to be similar to the Castle in Cape Coast. The fort was destroyed during the Asante wars in 1874 by the British forces and was reconstructed two more than ......

HISTORY

Fort Kumasi rebuilt by the British in 1896/1897 to

replace the Asante fort.

(opposite the Central Post Office) Destroyed

during the Anglo-Ashanti Wars (a series of four wars) between the British and the Ashanti Confederacy in 1826, 1873, 1893-1894 and 1895-1896.)

Now the

GHANA ARMED FORCES MUSEUM

Videos: Yaa Asantewaa and the Golden Stool

 
 HISTORY

Fort Kumasi rebuilt by the British in 1896/1897 to

replace the Asante fort.

(opposite the Central Post Office) Destroyed

during the Anglo-Ashanti Wars (a series of four wars) between the British and the Ashanti Confederacy in 1826, 1873, 1893-1894 and 1895-1896.)

Now the

GHANA ARMED FORCES MUSEUm

 
Freelance Travel Journalist, Mr. John Bell, (UK)
"British school history books only talk about two wars between the Asantes and the British colonialists, in
which the British won, - but it is interesting to learn that there were hundreds of wars in which the British lost
to the Asantes.”

"In den Britischen Geschichtsbuechern an den Schulen finden sich nur Hinweise ueber 2 Kriege zwischen den

Ashantis und den Britischen Kolonialisten, in dem die Briten gewannen. Aber es ist interessant zu erfahren, dass

es hunderte von Kriegen gab, in welchen die Ashantis die Sieger waren."

 

Historie des Museums:
Das Fort wurde 1820, nach dem Vorbild von dem Elmina Fort St. Jago mit Baumatrial aus Elmina, vom
Ashantehene Osei Tuto Kwamina errichted. Zerstoert warend des Britisch-Ashanti Krieges von 1874 und 1896/1897
durch die Briten wiedererrichtet um das in den Ashanti Kriegen zerstoerte Ashanti Fort zu ersetzen und eine
strategische position in Kumasi zu besetzen. Die Kriege: Es war eine Serie von Kriegen, zwischen der der Ashanti
Konfoerderation und den Briten, in den Jaheren 1826, 1873, 1893-1894 und den Jahren 1885-1896.
Das Armeemuseum wurde im Jahre 1952 durch die britische Kolonial Regierung eroeffnet,
mit dem hauptsaechlichen Ziel der Ausstellung von Material der Ashanti Kriege um 1900 sowie der
Weltkiege 1 + 2 und gegenwaertiger Ereignisse.
Ein hochinteressanter Austellungsteil befasst sich mit dem Sieg der Ashantis, ueber die britischen Truppen, unter
der Fuehrung der Koenigs Mutter Yaa Asantewaa im Jahre 1900.
Das Museum umfasst 9 Ausstellungsraume, mit
ueber 2000 Ausstellungsstuecken. Unter anderem deutsche Armeegegenstaende aus Deusch Togoland, aus der
Zeit des 1. Weltkrieges.
 
 

Entrance to Fort and Museum

 

 

....20 years later with a Residency attached for the occupation by the District Commissioner.
The building was completed in 1897.After World War II, the British Colonial Government decided to find a place to store artifacts used or seized during the World War I (German Togoland) and II, the Abyssinia Campaign and the Asante wars. These artifacts were kept at the Quartermaster Stores of the various Units
of the Army.
A Peace Keeping Hall marks the participation of Ghana in Peace Keeping Operations since the Congo Crisis in 1960. In all there are nine exhibition halls housing over two thousand artifacts.
 
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