Visit Uganda’s is the biggest and oldest Museum that was founded in 1908. The Uganda Museums remarkable collection spans over two million years of human history.
You will get to enjoy African cultures and treasures. Explore the Museum’s different sections among others;
- The traditional music section which has got African musical instruments.
- The archaeology section with the parts of Stone Age and Iron Age where there’s a display of stone tools that were used a million years ago.
- Further inside, is the Independence pavilion of science and industry.
- Check out the transport section with the 7th car in Uganda on display
- Communication section has got a display of old phones (model of the 1st telephone in East Africa).
- Ask your guide to show you the Ethno history with the things of recent history like the first printing press in Uganda. Ethnography also provides the visitors with the touch of cultures and peoples way of life.
- Paleaolontology with the fossils aged about twenty million years ago.
- Also get to see the distinct species of mammals like Long- horned buffalo and the Indian Elephant.
Outside the Museum is the Living museum (Cultural village) that exhibits the ways of lives of Ugandans. During the Kampala Museum tour, the guide will take you to the “African homestead” with different grass-thatched houses/huts that are so unique to Uganda. While this type of housing is usually found in Uganda’s countryside, they are becoming more popular in towns. Most upmarket/luxury tourist accommodations all over Africa, have learnt the art of constructing spacious and well aerated rooms thatched with grass and banana fiber. The African grass thatched houses are popular and comfortable because the grass absorbs heat