Uganda museum is Located in Kampala Uganda’s capital and its largest city along Kira Road to Kamwokya off Bombo Road. The Uganda Museum is a display of Uganda’s cultural heritage where one can see ethnological and natural-historical exhibitions. The Uganda Museum (founded in 1908) in Kampala has exhibits of traditional culture, archeology, history, science, and natural history. The museum reflects Uganda’s history and the stages that Uganda has pass through. It holds approximately 3000 volumes of maps, periodical photographs and artifacts, sociology, travel and science pieces. The museum can be visited throughout the year.

Location: Uganda Museum is located on Kiira Road, near Mulago hospital, about 4 km from Kampala city centre. The museum is true reflection of Uganda’s multicultural past displaying the countries indigenous culture, archeology, history, science, and natural history. It was inaugurated in 1908 at Lugard’s Fort on Old Kampala Hill in Kampala city, is regarded as the biggest and the oldest museum in Uganda.

The museum was relocated to Makerere University which is the school of industrial and fine arts and from there it was shifted to Kltante Hill where it stands today.

The museum is divided into various sections displaying monuments, artifacts, musical instruments, ancient books, scriptures and more.

Traditional Music Section: At this section, traditional musical instruments are on display and a live performance is organized for the visitors.

Archeological Section: This section depicts the ancient past of Stone Age and Iron Age believed to be around 1,000,000 years old when man used stone tools for daily work.

Independence Pavilion of Science and Industry: On display at this section is Uganda’s 7th car and model of the 1st telephone in East Africa.

Natural History Centre: This section depicts about Uganda’s lakes, rivers, fish, insects, reptiles, and bird species with physical imitations made out of clay and other materials to help understand and learn.

Ethno History Section: This section depicts things of recent history like the first printing press in Uganda.

Ethnography Section: This section laments the cultural behavior and way of life of the Ugandans’

On display at this museum are distinct species of mammals like long-horned buffalo and the Indian Elephant. A Living museum displaying the way of life of the people of Uganda is also located in the premises of the Museum. Uganda Museum is one of the top tourist attractions in Kampala, where visitors can choose a guided tour or decide to navigate the museum by themselves and learn about and understand many things in finer detail.

Contact Details:

The Uganda Museum
Plot 5 Kiira Road,
P. O Box 365,
Tel: +256414232707