The Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum
In 1957, Ghana won independence from the British and became a sovereign state, the first of its kind in the sub-region, taking control of its affairs, resources and development. Dr Kwame Nkrumah was one of the men at the heart of the struggle for independence, being the country’s first prime minister and president.
Following his death, this museum was built to honour his legacy and house his mortal remains, books, artefacts and other items linked to his life. Visitors are taken through the history of the pan-African struggle as well and gain first-hand knowledge of his contributions and that of other African leaders like Patrice Lumumba and Julius Nyerere.
It continues to be a major destination for tourists eager to understand the role of Ghana in shaping post-colonial history.
The Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum, High St., Accra, Ghana, +233 23 367 1610
Kwame Nkrumah was at the heart of the struggle for independence | © Guido Sohne