Gidan Makama Museum Kano

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Gidan Makama Museum Kano or Kano Museum is a museum in Kano, Nigeria. This building served as temporary palace of Kano before the current palace Gidan Rumfa was constructed in the 15th century[1] The museum has a significant collections of arts, crafts and items of historic interest related to the Kano area.[2]Located in a 15th-century historical building, which is recognised as a National Monument by the Government of Nigeria. The museum is divided into many galleries, each with their own centre of focus. Galleries include the Zaure in the main entrance with displays of traditional materials, city walls and maps of Kano, the history of statehood, Kano in the 19th century, the Civil War, economy, industry and music.[3]


  1. ^ Barau, Aliyu Salisu (2007) The Great Attractions of Kano. Research and Documentation Directorate Government House, Kano
  2. ^ Nigerian Embassy
  3. ^ Kano Online