Gidan Makama Museum
Gidan Makama Museum
Gidan Makama Museum


Things to do at Gidan Makama Museum


Explore art, Learn, Meet friends, Relaxation, Sightseeing,

History of Gidan Makama Museum

This was built in 1953to preserve the rich history of Kano. It is notable as the home of past Emir's of Kano.

Built by Lord Lugard in 1953.

The Gidan Makama Museum also known as Kano museum is a time capsule with displays of traditional materials, city walls, maps of Kano, the history of statehood, It exhibits Kano in the 19th century, its Civil War, economy, traditions,industry and music.


This is a very safe location.

What To Bring

Before heading to Gidan Makama Museum, here are some helpful things to take along with you:

  • Camera- capture history through your lens

Things to do while at Gidan Makama Museum

These are the following things you can do while you're here:

  • see the pre-islamic gallery

  • see the colonial invasion weapons

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