The Project

Project Highlights

  • Development consists of Museum, Conference Center, Hotels and Entertainment Venue
  • 75,000 sf three story museum structure
  • Estimated Project Value = $US 200+ Million

Project Overview

Cape Coast, formerly Ghana’s capital city, is also the home of the earliest European trading outpost below the Sahara. The Cape Coast Castle, built 155 years later by the Dutch is the site of the proposed cultural heritage destination.  The Ghana National Museum on Slavery and Freedom (GNMoSaF) will be the first of its kind on the African continent that will oratorically, visually and through the use of state of the art digital technology share information globally about the history and global impact of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade.

World renowned Ghanaian, David Adjaye, is the lead architect for this project. His cutting-edge style in architectural design will be a gleaming example and representation of a combined post and modern-day Africa.  The museum will house multiple exhibitions that will display the grandeur of West Africa both prior to/post slave trade, the global experiences and accomplishments of the African Diaspora as well as those around the globe who fought and stood for freedom.  Additionally, the museum will serve as a center and advocate for the eradication of all forms of modern-day slavery.

The museum and its other institutions are envisioned to become a think-tank for policy makers and the preferred location for  international conferences in West Africa.  It will serve as an important center for research in democracy and good governance.