Uganda Museum

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Uganda Museum
Established 1908
Location Kampala, Uganda
Website [1]

The Uganda Museum is a museum in Kampala, Uganda, which displays and exhibits ethnological, natural-historical and traditional life collections of Uganda's cultural heritage. The museum was founded in 1908 after George Wilson called for "all articles of interest"[1] on Uganda to be procured.[2]

Also among the collections in the Uganda Museum are playable musical instruments, hunting equipment, weaponry, archaeology and entomology.[1][3]

The Uganda museum is currently under the threat of demolition as the Uganda Government is planning to build in its place an "East African Trade Centre".[4][dead link] Four civil society organisations vis - the Historic Resources Conservation Initiatives (HRCI), Cross Cultural Foundation of Uganda (CCFU), Historical Buildings Conservation Trust (HBCT) and Jenga Afrika have taken the government of the Republic of Uganda to court to stop the government's plans.[5]


  1. ^ a b Jackson, Chris. "The Uganda Museum – Reviewed by Chris Jackson". The Eye Magazine. The Eye Uganda. Archived from the original on 19 Apr 2013. Retrieved 30 December 2013. 
  2. ^ Lewis, Geoffrey D.; Editors of Encyclopedia Britannica. "History of museums". Encyclopaedia Britannica. p. 7. Retrieved 30 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "The Uganda Museum". Uganda Tourism Board. Retrieved 30 December 2013. 
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  5. ^ Wesaka, Anthony (10 March 2011). "Battle to demolish museum goes to court". Daily Monitor. Retrieved 30 December 2013. 

Coordinates: 0°20′8″N 32°34′57″E / 0.33556°N 32.58250°E / 0.33556; 32.58250