Last week, I had the opportunity to visit the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum in Accra, the capital city of Ghana. The mausoleum is a memorial park that houses the remains of Kwame Nkrumah, the first president of Ghana and a prominent leader of the Pan-Africanist movement. The mausoleum also contains a museum that showcases his life and achievements.
The mausoleum has recently undergone some major improvements, thanks to the efforts of the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture and the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park Management Committee. The design of the mausoleum has been enhanced to reflect the symbolic significance of Nkrumah’s legacy. The recreational park has been expanded and beautified with lush greenery, fountains, and light works. The mausoleum now offers a serene and tranquil atmosphere for visitors who want to pay their respects or learn more about Ghana’s history.
I was impressed by the new look and feel of the mausoleum. I took many photos of the stunning architecture, the sculptures, and the museum exhibits.
There’s a library and on-premise restaurant available to hangout when exhausted with your family and friends, as well as a snacks and drinks bar.
I also enjoyed walking around the park and admiring the scenery. The mausoleum is open from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm every day, except on public holidays. I highly recommend visiting the mausoleum if you are in Accra or planning to travel there soon.
The entrance fee is 25 Ghana cedis for Ghanaian Adults. There are different pricing for children and non-Ghanianas. For the up to date pricing, do get in touch with the office of the Mausoleum.
The approximate duration of the tour is 1.5 hours. You can also visit other nearby attractions such as the Art Centre, the Independence Square, the Makola Market, and the Jamestown Lighthouse. I hope this helps you plan your visit.
You can see some of my photos in this blog post. I hope they will inspire you to visit this amazing place and appreciate the legacy of Kwame Nkrumah.
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