Uganda Museum –Kampala City Tour
Uganda Museum –Kampala City Tour : Uganda Museum acts as a tourist attraction to visitors most especially those on city tours or combined tour with wildlife in Murchison Falls National Park or Bwindi Forest National Park. In spite the fact that, Uganda Museum have been existing for years since 1908 when it was established by the British protectorate government at Lugard fort street on Kampala hill city but later in 1947 was shifted to Makerere University School of industrial and fine art. Then in 1954 the Uganda Museum was permanently located on kintate hill along Kira road until to the current day.
In between year 1920 and 1940 research was carried out on archaeology and paleontological was conducted with church hill, Bishop J Wilson, P.L shinier among others who participated in the research. In the research that was carried out, they managed to collect thousands of specimen which as acted as an attractive place on Uganda City Tour. It’s amazing, the year 2008 Uganda Museum made 100 years in exist.
On Uganda City Tour ,Uganda museum as acted as one of the top visited because of the outstanding attractions inside its structure, its composed with different sections that has attracted thousands of visitors on their visit such traditional history to be encountered include Music galley ,Ethno history section ,Ethnography section ,Science and industry section ,paleaolontology section ,Archeology ,they have been in existence for over millions years ,positioned in research across the country at foothills of Eastern regions namely ; Moroto, kadam, Napak, Karamajong ,Mount Elgon and at the edge of western rift valley closer to borders of Uganda and Sudan. The research of these specimen was best done in Napak and its now over 20milion years under discovery. Each section displays different traditional outfit which can be encountered with rewarding sights in their displayed traditional manner as listed below;
The ethnography section, displays all Uganda traditional culture and people’s way life and tools they used such as traditional reed door, wooden tools, bark cloth, traditional outfit gomesi, Kanzu, wooden sandals among others.
This section displays about the Uganda’s first printing press of newspaper to be read.
The archaeology section displays about the people of long age who used stone age and iron age for hunting which is in existence of over 100,000 years ago.
Science and industrial section
This section displays the first telephone to appear in East Africa as the way of communication and the 7th fold car to be first driven in Uganda, it acted as means of transport to the country. Come along the first chair where Museveni first sat on his reign to power.
This specimen displays the specimens of mammals that have been existing for years such as Indian elephant, long horned buffaloes, snakes, bird every kind of mammals can be seen here, which were collected in foot hills of the Eastern Uganda and were discovered in ancient years.
This session displays the major groups in musical instruments such as drums, string instrument, percussions these were the instruments used by the early man in those ancient years.
Traditional Culture House for each Ugandan Tribe
This session is amazing with its historical stories, these are culture villages displayed in form of traditional hats, each talks about its culture norms and architecture. Uganda offers very many regions with different tribes, each comprises its own way of traditional architecture. They are displayed outside the premises of museum where can be explored on open ground in order to enjoy Uganda’s traditional way of lives categorized into cultural houses/traditional hats such as Banyoro house ,Batoro house ,Ankole house ,Kigezi it’s a traditional displays from western regions of Uganda and inside of them there are unique traditional material they used that acts as a tourists attractions to visitors .Where on tourists visit can be able to view materials like bark cloth blanket they used to put on, royal drums that were used for communication with other tribe ,wooden beds for sleeping.
The Eastern region of Uganda comprises of traditional huts of Teso house, Bagisu, Jopadhola house, Karamojong houses, tools they used include traditional knives, headgear and the Teso calabashes used for drinking marwa.
Ethnic group from the northern region of Uganda include Alur, Acholi, Lango, they used spears which acted as for hunting in their traditional way of life.
Baganda traditional house/huts which represents the central part of Uganda, for them they used tools like bark cloth which acted as bed sheets, traditional outfits, wooden sandals, wooden beds, basket for luwombo, hunting nets and Mweso game which was played at their leisure time.
Visitors who desire to experience these traditional way of life in visit Uganda and engage in City Tour, a visit taken to Uganda museum will give you wondering view of these cultural material such as horn work, music instruments, cutlery, leather work, milk pot made from woods as well as craft materials like bags, neckless, earrings, decorating materials which you can buy for your remembrance.
Uganda museum is available for researchers, study purposes, visitors tour on request with wide ranges of traditional specimens and it has been existing since 1960 up today. These specimens are displayed in nature history and the galley which are open to the public. Uganda museum in partnership with Makerere university, Mbarara school of sciences, college de France, Natural history museum in Paris and university of Michigan have worked hand in hand for the existence of the Museum.
This national museum contributes a lot to the national through offering workshops to people and also other complementally services, school tours. Which can be conducted around the museum for farther more on traditional way of life, learn about the historical things were used in those ancient years.
You will also have a great encounter of related instruments used in school curriculums. School tours do visits the museum seasonally.
The Uganda museum staff is also good in offering those schools deep in the village a complimentary tour to learn lessons that are related to want they learn.
Uganda museum act as touristic attractions to foreigners who visits the place where they can be able to experience more of African history and treasures of Uganda which are displayed under the same roof.
Lastly, Uganda museum is best visited and enjoyed all throughout the year but the best time is in festival seasons for both domestic and foreigner visitors can be crowded here.