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Archives[edit | edit source]

Manhyia Archives (formally Manhyia Records Office)
Institute of African Studies
P.O. Box AS 477, Asawase-Kumasi
Telephone: +233 0322 398511/51 33971
Email: manhyiaarchives@yahoo.com
Website: Manhyia Archives
Website #2: Manhyia Archives

The mission of the Manhyia Archives is to provide efficient and reliable professional records and archives management services to promote democracy, human rights, justice, accountability, good governance, development, and the study of our history, culture, and national identity..

Public Records and Archives Administration Department (PRAAD)
P.O. Box 3056
Castle Road
Accra
Email: praad@4u.com.gh
Website: Public Records and Archives Administration Department
Website #2: National Archives Ghana Search Room at PRAAD

The PRAAD building at Cape Coast holds a large body of documentary material including printed material, manuscripts, maps, drawings, and photographic collections. These are held in a large room in the archive building ideally designed as a repository. However, irregular power supply, poor functioning, and unsatisfactory maintenance of air conditioners as well as humidity and dust control problems have led to a deterioration in the physical conditions of the collections.

Regional Archive at Cape Coast, Ghana
University of Cape Coast
Website: Regional Archive at Cape Coast, Ghana

This pilot project targets endangered archival collections in the Central administrative region of Ghana and will be undertaken in collaboration with the Central regional directorate of Ghana’s national archives - the Public Records and Archives Administration Department (PRAAD).

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Accra Central Library
Osu Klottey
Accra
Telephone: +233 57 138 8401
Email: abrahamyebuah@gmail.com
Website: Ghana Library Authority
Website #2: Accra Central Library - Ghana Library Authority

Accra College of Education Community Library
Accra College of Education
Accra
Telephone: +233 020 860 8632
Website: Accra College of Education Community Library

Ashanti Regional Library
Post Office Box 824
Kumasi
Telephone: +233 32 202 2784
Email: ashlibraryksi@yahoo.com
Website: Ashanti Regional Library
Website #2: Ashanti Regional Library
Website #3: Ashanti Regional Library

Balme Library
University of Ghana
W.E.B. Dubois Rd
Accra
Telephone: +233 030 251 2407/024 938 1615
Email: eaoagyei@gmail.com
Website: Balme Library
Website #2: Balme Library

George Padmore Research Library
Gamel Abdul Nasser Ave
Accra
Telephone: +233 026 348 5254/302 28402
Email: padmoreresearch@ghanalibraryboard.com
Website: George Padmore Research Library
Website #2: George Padmore Research Library
Website #3: George Padmore Research Library

Ghana Free Community Library
C 91/3, Faanofa Road
C91/3 Kojo Thompson Rd
Accra
Telephone: +233 302 22686
Email: gfcl2013@gmail.com
Website: Ghana Free Community Library

Ghana Institute of Journalism Library
32nd Gamel Abdul Nasser Rd. Osu
P.O. Box GP 667, Accra
Telephone: +233 302 228336
Email: info@gij.edu.gh
Website: Ghana Institute of Journalism Library

Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration Library
P.O. Box AH50
Achimota, Accra
Telephone: +233 302 401681 3
Email: info@gimpa.edu.gh
Website: Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration Library

Ghana School of Law Library
P.O. Box LG. 70
Legon, Accra
Telephone: +233 0303 963750
Email: library@gslaw.edu.gh
Website: Ghana School of Law Library
Website #2: University of Ghana School of Law (UGSOL) Library
Website #3: Ghana School of Law Library

Kathy Knowles Community Library, Accra
Haile Selassie St
Accra
Telephone: +233 027 745 2380
Email: jmansah3@gmail.com
Website: Kathy Knowles Community Library, Accra

Kathy Knowles Community Library, Goi
Goi-Ada
Accra
Telephone: +233 054 149 9528
Website: Kathy Knowles Community Library, Goi

Mamprobi Gale Community Library
Aryeekwei Rd
Accra
Telephone: +233 024 398 0974
Website: Mamprobi Gale Community Library

Nima Maamobi Gale Community Library
Kanda Highway
Accra
Telephone: +233 024 398 1884
Website: Nima Maamobi Gale Community Library

Northern Regional Library
Salaga Rd
P.O.Box 145
Tamale
Telephone: +233 037 202 2979/024 485 1685
Email: northernregionallibrary@gmail.com
Website: Northern Regional Library
Website #2: Tamale Regional Library

Nungua Community Library
Kpeshie
Accra
Telephone: +233 054 241 7557/+508 41 11 94
Website: Nungua Community Library
Website #2: Nungua Community Library
Website #3: Nungua Community Library

Takoradi Technical University Library
Takoradi Polytechnic
P.O.Box 256
Takoradi
Telephone: +233 0332 094767/0244 723780
Email: info@tpoly.edu.gh
Website: Takoradi Technical University Library
Website #2: Takoradi Polytechnic Library

University of Cape Coast Library
Sam Jonah Library
Cape Coast
Telephone: +233 0332 130952/3
Email: library@ucc.edu.gh
Website: University of Cape Coast Library
Website #2: University of Cape Coast Library

University for Development Studies Library
Nyankpala
Tamale
Telephone: +233 037 209 1776
Email: library@uds.edu.gh
Website: University for Development Studies Library
Website #2: University for Development Studies Library

University of Education, Winneba Libraries
Osagyefo Library (the main campus library)
College of Technology Education Library-Kumasi Campus
College of Agriculture Education Library - Mampong Campus
College of Languages Education Library - Ajumako Campus
Telephone: +233 0202041003/0509211949 (Winneba)
+233 0202041126 (Kumasi)
+233 0202041062 (Mampong)
+233 0202041063 (Ajumako)
Email: uewlib@uew.edu.gh
Website: University of Education, Winneba Libraries

Upper East Regional Library
Bolgatanga
Upper East Region
Website: Upper East Regional Library

Upper West Regional Library
Adult Education Road
Direct opposite Wa CIC
Upper West Region
Telephone: +233 20 7817620
Email: uwregionallibrary@gmail.com
Website: Upper West Regional Library

Wechiau Community Library
Pisie
Website: Wechiau Community Library
Website #2: Wechiau Community Library

Western Regional Library
Adiembra Road
Sekondi-Takoradi
Telephone: +233 0312 046816
Website: Western Regional Library

For a list of libraries in Ghana, go to List of libraries in Ghana in Wikipedia.

Museums[edit | edit source]

Fort Apollonia Museum of Nzema Culture and History
Jomoro District (Western Region)
Beyin
Telephone: +233 3321 32529
Website: Museum of Nzema Culture and History - Fort Apollonia
Website #2: Fort Apollonia Museum of Nzema Culture and History

The objective of the Museum of Nzema Culture and History are to represent a cultural, historical, and symbolic reference for the identity of the local population and the preservation of its culture and language, in order to provide to future generations the means for empowerment of their culture.

Manhiya Palace Museum
P.O.Box KS 6951
Kumasi
Ashanti
Telephone: +233 032 202 3680
Email: info@manhyiamuseum.org
Email #2: manhyia_museum@yahoo.co.uk
Website: Manhiya Palace Museum
Website #2: Manhiya Palace Museum
Website #3: Manhiya Palace Museum

Visitors to the Museum will be able to view video-presentations explaining Asante history and the richness of its culture, as well as splendid examples of the goldwork for which the Asante are world famous.

Museum of Archaeology
University of Ghana
Accra
Telephone: +233 34 229 2052
Website: Museum of Archaeology
Website #2: Museum of Archaeology

The Museum of Archaeology is a teaching museum and one of the few museums located at public Universities in Ghana.

National Museum of Ghana
2 Barnes Rd
Accra
Telephone: +233 30 222 1633
Email: gmmb-acc@africaonline.com.gh
Email #2: gmmb.acc@gmail.com
Website: National Museum of Ghana
Website #2: National Museum of Ghana
Website #3: National Museum of Ghana
Website #4: National Museum of Ghana
Website #5: National Museum of Ghana

If you yearn for a more comprehensive outlook on the ancient and modern history of Ghana, then the National Museum in Accra is the place to go. The National Museum of Ghana was established in 1957 and is the ultimate repository of knowledge on the various cultural elements of the people of Ghana, including their languages, chieftaincy systems, foods, dressing, and handicraft. The museum is divided into three primary sections: Ethnography, Archaeology, and Arts.

Volta Regional Museum
43 Glalah Rd
P.O. Box 340
Ho
Telephone: +233 0362026403 / 0362026403
Website: Volta Regional Museum
Website #2: Volta Regional Museum
Website #3: Volta Regional Museum

The museum includes the Chair of State of the last colonial German governor of the Volta Region, local paintings, woodcraft and pottery, Volta Region Kentedesigns, masks, chiefs’ stools, swords, and displays on Asante fetish shrines.

For a list of museums in Ghana, go to List of museums in Ghana in Wikipedia.