Manhiya Palace Museum
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- Manhiya Palace MuseumFirst to ReviewOct 05, 2012
Manhyia Palace and Museum Manhyia Palace, the residence of the Kings of Ashanti since 1924, is also nearby. The palace complex consists of the old palace, the new palace (1970), the King's courts, the Queen Mother's Palace, Secretariats and an Institute of Ashanti Studies. It is open throughout the week and can be toured with the permission of the Public Relations Officer. Once every six weeks, there is Adae"" festival at the Palace when the King turns out in all his golden regalia.
It is a two storey building, with open verandahs and eight rooms are open to visitors. This Royal Museum houses drums and palanquins which are over hundred years old. There are also the effigies of the late Otumfuo Osei Agyeman Prempeh I, Otumfuo Osei Agyeman Prempeh II, Otumfuo Opoku Ware II and the present Monarch Otumfuo Osei Tutu II. Also at the Museum is the effigy of Nana Yaa Asantewaa, the warrior queen-mother of Ejisu and some guns used during her war in 1900. In 2004, the Canadian Museum of Civilization repatriated some artifacts taken away during the Yaa Asantewaa War of 1900, a war drum and a royal stool taken from the Palace of the queen-mother of Adansi.
The Manhyia Palace Museum was established in 1995, to mark the Silver Jubilee of the accession to the Golden Stool by the late King of the Asante Kingdom, Otumfuo Opoku Ware II.