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Nyamyaro Royal Museum

Are you a tourist interested in cultural tourism while on a safari in Uganda? Then make a trip to Bunyoro Kingdom where you will discover the unknown. Cultural safaris in Uganda have been made very interested, thanks to the maintenance of the beautiful cultural sites hence offering an authentic tourism experienced to tourists. The Nyamyaro Museum is one of the interesting cultural sites you wouldn’t want to miss to visit while on a cultural safari in Uganda. What you will discover here will make you appreciate that the Bunyoro-Kitara Kingdom is a real African boiling pot.

When you visit the Palace of the Omukama (King) of Bunyoro-Kitara Kingdom at Karuzika in Hoima district, you will be introduced to the rich history of Bunyoro Kingdom including the resistance of Omukama Kabalega Chwa II and the people of the Kingdom. Inside the Karuzika Palace is where you will see the captivating Museum of Bunyoro Royal Regalia called the “Nyamyaro Royal Museum”

At this Museum is where you will get the chance to see the over 10 Centuries old Traditional throne. You will learn so much interesting yet shocking facts about Bunyoro Kingdom and how far the Kingdom has come to where it is today. Interestingly, you will discover that the Museum with a throne of nine legs, Ceremonial spears, ancient arrows, ancient ivory tucks, several kinds of traditional crowns and the musical instruments used by all the former Kings of Bunyoro Kingdom from the time the Kingdom started. The floor of the Royal Museum is covered with leopard and lion hides and bark cloth because of its sacredness and visitors visiting the place are supposed to remove their shoes before entering the Royal throne room.

Most importantly, the Nyamyaro Royal Museum preserves and promotes the human heritage and Ancient Royal regalia of the former Kings of Bunyoro-Kitara Kingdom through sensitization, education and tourism among others. The main attraction at the Royal Museum is the giant Royal Stool of the Omukama. Not only that, this spectacular Royal Site is also popular for  its focus on Metallurgy-the science of metals (from their mining from the ores, refining and alloying, heat treatment and working) in Bunyoro Kingdom.

Besides the Nyamyaro Royal Museum, other interesting cultural and historical sites exist within the Kingdom and they include the Mparo Royal Tombs that house the remains of Omukama (King) Chwa Kabalega II who was banished to Seychelles by the British Empire in April 1899 and later died on 6th April 1923. Also at the site is the Tomb of the prominent former King-Omukama Sir Tito Winyi, the Katashiha Fort and caves used as a hideout by Omukama Kabalega during wars against the British Empire, the Ssemwema Cultural Site, the Kacungiro Site, the Kigwara Cultural Site, the Igayaza Chwezi historical Site and Masaka historical Sites that contains the remains of Omukama Yosiya Kitahimbwa and Muka Baro.

For further information and bookings to visit the remarkable Royal Site, contact the Kabalega Development Foundation on telephone through +256 752 580946 or send them an email on nsambay@yahoo.com.

Therefore, Bunyoro Kingdom is a home to the Nyamyarro Royal Museum that contains the Royal regalia of the Kingdom including a throne of nine legs, Ceremonial spears, ancient arrows, ancient ivory tucks and several kinds of traditional crowns and the musical instruments used by all the former Kings of Bunyoro Kingdom from the time the Kingdom started.

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