The Uganda Museum is a beautiful Ugandan attraction situated on plot 5 Kira road, off Kampala for about 5kilometres enroute Wandegeya – pass by Mulago hospital and to Kamwokya before reaching the Kamwokya center, it is before Uganda wildlife Authority with a large sign post reading Uganda Museum.
After being opened in 1908, the Uganda’s biggest and oldest national museum located currently at Kitante Hill. When it started in 1908, it was first set up in old Kampala at Fort Lugard and was later transferred to Makerere University in the side of the school of industrial and fine arts. After all these movements, it finally got a permanent structure or place in Kitante Hill in Kampala city still. Inside of this museum is filled with Uganda’s cultural heritage and is portioned with each richly availing the past, current and future information for the travellers who visit this place since it’s a take back reminding place for the issues concerning the country’s past musically and other parts.
The partitioned areas include:
- For the exhibits of traditional culture, archaeology, history, science, and natural history. It regularly presents performances of traditional music, are spread to different institutions like Makerere University’s main library with general collection and also the largest in Uganda. Other institutions with specialized collections are; Albert Cook Library at Makerere Medical School, the Institute of Teacher Education, the Uganda Polytechnic Kyambogo and the Cabinet Office.
The outside part of the Museum showcases Cultural village showcasing the different lifestyles of different tribes in the whole of Uganda represented like Iteso, Baganda, Bagisu, Bacholi, and other tribes.
The museum also exhibits distinct species of mammals like Long- horned buffalo and the Indian Elephant.
Traditional music section.
Most of the traditional musical instruments that produce a live performance for visitors are available at Uganda museum.
Stone Age and Iron Age freely available for travelers to view its different stone tools that were used millions of years ago.
Transport and communication.
The 1st telephone model in East Africa used for communication and the 7th car in Uganda in transport Independence pavilion of science and industry are also available for viewing at the museum. Ethnology history availing history like the first printing press in Uganda also provides travelers with the touch of cultures and peoples’ way of life Paleontology with the fossils aged millions of years.