Well-presented, if slightly dusty, displays of historical and cultural artefacts, including musical instruments, agricultural tools and ethnographic items. There’s an interesting archaeological section reconstructing some of the earliest periods of human habitation of the region, and a history floor with photographs that lead up to the present.
The museum houses three floors of exhibits. The ground floor displays the political and cultural history of the nation’s capital, Banjul. On the basement level, you can learn about the musical heritage of the Gambia and see what instruments are popular throughout the country and on the second floor, you can learn about the archaeological history of West Africa and the Gambia. The floor also details the nation’s colonial and post- Independence political and economic history.
The museum has got a sound educational value. Gambian School children form the largest group of visitors, and the museum education programme of art classes, quiz, history video shows etc. have become supplementary to civics and social studies classes. The museum is also the most important tourist attraction in the Greater Banjul Area. It is playing its role in tourism promotion. Of course, the museum embodies the countries cultural and historical identity with its photo archives detailing over 70 years of Gambian history.