Cape Coast Ghana

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Description: Cape Coast Castle Museum - Ghana
Cape Coast

  • Telephone: 233-4232701/ 4232529
  • Type of Museum: Ethnography and Archeological Museum
  • Status: Regional Museum
  • Year established: 1974
  • Governing Body: National Commission on Culture / Ghana Museums and Monuments Board.
  • Collections: Ethnography, archeology, photographic materials and architectural history. The building is designated World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
  • Publications: Catalogue and press cuttings
  • Facilities: Library, guided tours, book store, gift shops
  • Opening Hours: 0900 -1700 Hours Daily except Mondays.
  • Admission fees: Free, with permission
  • Chief Officer: The Regional Director Ghana Museums and Monuments Board
  • Fort Ussher & Museum - Very interesting fort. Used first as a trading fort, later als Slave Trading Fort, and till the end of 1990, as a prison, after which it was used as a refugee camp. Now, partly a museum. Located in Accra / Ussher town, near James Fort (also a museum since 2010).
  • Elmina Castle (Elmina) - The oldest of all European outposts, used as Slave Trading castle. Near Cape Coast.

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