Located within the National Cultural Centre, the Prempeh II Jubilee Museum tells the story of the Asante Kingdom, a state among the most powerful and wealthy in Africa at its pinnacle of power in the 18th century.
The small museum showcases a selection of artifacts and memorabilia relating to the Asante people and royalty. Items of note include Asante King Prempeh II’s war attire and ceremonial outfits, palace furnishings, jewelry and royal insignia. You’ll also find a recreation of the Golden Stool, the literal seat of power of the Asante Kingdom and an item that sparked the final conflict between the British Imperial government and the Asante Empire.
Also on display is a 300-year-old leather treasure bag, once presented to the king by a fetish priest, though no one knows what’s inside, as local lore says that opening the bag would bring the downfall of the Asante nation. The entire collection is housed within a reproduction of a traditional Asante regalia house from the 19th century.