Volta Regional Museum

Museum entrance
By Desmond Dorvlo
Published on 08 Mar 2021, viewed 763 times
Category: Places to see
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The Volta Regional Museum established in 1973 focuses on ethnographic history or Ewes. It currently exhibits local paintings, traditional artefacts, old Chieftaincy regalia, and wooden sculptures.

The Volta Regional Museum was established under the act of the government of Ghana and was made to preserve the material tradition of the Ewes. The building was first used as the office of the regional traditional council of chiefs. The office was then sold to the government in 1967 and opened to the public as a museum in 1973.

A side shot of the volta regional museum

List of exhibits on display at the museum:

  • Local paintings;
  • Kente (made in the Volta Region);
  • The chair of state of the last German colonial Governor;
  • Woodcraft;
  • Chief stools;
  • Swords;
  • Masks;
  • Traditional War attire;
  • Traditional ewe clay pots. 
And so much more.

The significance of this museum is to serve as a custodian of the Ewe heritage, it has most of the top tier traditional artefacts and materials.

The museum is located in Ho, in the Volta Region of Ghana.

Visit the Volta Regional Museum sometime and explore more for yourself. Make sure you say “agoo” to anyone you meet at the museum before entering, it will leave an impressive mark on them.

Posted by Desmond Dorvlo
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