The Kumasi Fort and Military Museum is among the few recognized military museums in the continent. It’s sited in Uaddara Barracks in Kumasi, the center of the Ashanti Region of Ghana.

The Kumasi Fort was constructed by Asantehene (the king of Asante Kingdom) in the year 1820, to mark the formerly built coastal forts that were built by European merchants. The fort was renovated in 1897, after it was destroyed by the British forces in 1874. It was built from brown soil and granite that was imported from Cape Coast to the setting.

The museum features military equipments, artifacts and other items used during the British Asante war of 1990 as well as the 2nd World War. Other collections include war weapons, colors, medals, armored cars, portraits and photographs.

This is a source of valuable historical building for referring back to the evolution and development of Ghana under colonial era till the present day.

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