The Manhyia Palace Museum was created within the old residence of Otumfuo Agyeman Prempeh I and Otumfuo Sir Osei Agyeman Prempeh II, the thirteenth and fourteenth Kings of Asante respectively. This historic building was rehabilitated in 1995 at the cost of approximately twelve thousand Ghana cedis (GHc12,000) to serve as a Museum.
The cost of rehabilitation was met by generous contributions in cash and in-kind by friends and well-wishers of Asanteman and the King. The Museum is unique in West Africa for it has been created by a single people, the Asante Nation, to commemorate their own leaders, and to communicate the riches of their history and culture to future generations and to the ever-increasing numbers of visitors who come to Ghana every year from all over the world.
Manhyia Palace was built by the British in 1925 to receive Prempeh I when he returned from a quarter of a century of exile in Seychelles to resume residence in Kumasi. It was used by the Ashanti kings until 1974; the current Asantehene now lives in a modern compound behind the museum.
All visits start with a 10-minute video telling the story of Asante people, followed by a tour of the palace.
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