Museum of Science and Technology: Promoting scientific awareness in Accra

Museum of Science and Technology

Stories and facts

The Museum of Science and Technology in Accra, Ghana, has been a cornerstone of scientific and technological education since its inception in 1963, officially opening its doors to the public in 1965.

Managed by the Ghana Museums and Monuments Board and the National Commission on Culture, the museum was established to foster awareness about the evolution of science and technology in Ghana.

Initially proposed by two University of Ghana lecturers to then-President Kwame Nkrumah, the museum's original building was eventually replaced due to construction delays, relocating its exhibits to its current premises.

Strategically situated in central Accra near the intersection of Barnes Road and Liberia Road, the museum neighbors the University of Ghana Accra City Campus to the west, with the National Service Scheme offices and Regional Coordination Council to the north.

Beyond its role as a repository of knowledge, the museum features a library and hosts educational programs aimed at schoolchildren.

Notably, in 2019, the museum curated the Evolution of Science exhibition, generously funded by Wellcome, focusing on health and space research.

Visitors can explore the museum's offerings on weekdays from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, with admission fees applicable.



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