Uganda Museum


There’s plenty to interest you here with a varied and well-captioned ethnographic collection covering clothing, hunting, agriculture, medicine, religion and recreation, as well as archaeological and natural-history displays. Highlights include traditional musical instruments, some of which you can play, and the fossil remains of a Napak rhino, a species that became extinct eight million years ago. Head outside to wander through the traditional thatched homes of the various tribes of Uganda; plus get a look at Idi Amin's Mercedes.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Kampala attractions

1. Umoja Art Gallery

0.58 MILES

A small contemporary gallery featuring Ugandan paintings and abstract sculptures in monthly shows.

2. Afriart Gallery

0.94 MILES

This classy little gallery features works by serious local artists. Downstairs has changing monthly exhibits, while upstairs is a permanent collection,…

3. Karibu Art Gallery


An artist-run gallery and studio featuring emerging and established Ugandan abstract and contemporary artists.

4. Makerere Art Gallery

1.03 MILES

Small, but definitely worth a visit, with fascinating monthly exhibitions; check the website for events. There are also some cool sculptures on the…

5. Nommo Gallery

1.09 MILES

Established by the Ugandan Culture Centre in 1964, Nommo is a reliable spot for quality artwork.

6. AKA Gallery at Tulifanya

1.27 MILES

Formerly known as Tulifanya, this well-established gallery has knowledgeable owners who can inform you about artists who matter. It features a notable…

7. Parliament House

1.45 MILES

Open to the public, a visit to parliament is an interesting way to spend an hour or two. You can either tour the building or see the government in action …

8. National Mosque


One of Kampala's premier sights, the prominent National Mosque (widely known as the Gadaffi Mosque) was begun by Idi Amin in 1972 but only completed in…