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Eastern Region

Cultural research centre museum

Located in the centre of Jinja town, at the Nile Gardens, is the Cultural Research Centre Museum where you will learn all about the cultural heritage of the Basoga.

Do you need to research about Busoga culture? Are you looking for original Kisoga drums or wooden plates for chiefs? Or do you simply need to travel back in time, to experience the lifestyle of the Basoga in generations gone by? Call Fr. Kayaga Gonzaga: Tel +256 434 243962 or visit www.crcjinja.org for further details

Kigulu Chiefdom Cultural Museum

Located in Iganga town, the Kigulu museum preserves and promotes the cultural heritage of the Basoga found in Kigulu chiefdom in Busoga Kingdom. The Museum is housed in one of the historical buildings previously owned by the Chief of Kigulu. If you want to learn about the traditional ways of worshipping among the Basoga or learn about indigenous foods and medicine, then call Abraham Kitaulwa: +256 (0) 782822462 or at kitaulwa@gmail.com

Mt. Elgon History and Cultural Museum

The Mt. Elgon Culture and History Museum is located in Mbale town off Tororo road. It showcases culture from different parts of Bugisu and other regions of Uganda. Among the objects displayed include items such as head gears and tools that are used during the Imbalu, the traditional circumcision for young men to transition into adulthood. For further information contact Francis Wanyina: +256 (0) 782101423

Thur community museum

Located in Abim town, the museum preserves and showcases the cultural resources of the Ethur, one of Uganda’s ethnic minority groups. Among the most important cultural items displayed at the museum include the four famous dances (the bull dance depicted in the photo above, elilia, ocutu and tongocika.

For further details, contact Florence Adong: +256 (0) 772 664773, 752-575056 E-mail: afomwony@yahoo.com

Ik House of Memory

Adjacent to Kamion Sub County headquarters in Kaabong District and on the escarpment of the east African rift valley in Karamoja sub region, the museum collects and preserves the cultural resources of the Ik community, one of Uganda’s indigenous minority groups. The structure of the museum reflects the traditional architecture of the Ik. Some of the most important objects are the calabashes which are used to pay dowry. Natural and purely processed bee honey can be found at the museum.

For further details, contact John Mark Lomeri: +256 782 911102/+256 755 911102 or lomerijohnmark@gmail.comik.adi2012@gmail.com