CCFU received a special recognition award at the Ekkula Sustainable Tourism Awards for our efforts in promoting cultural heritage in Uganda, particularly for establishing the Uganda Railway Museum in Jinja.
The awarding ceremony which was held on the 25th of November 2023 was organised to recognise the efforts of sustainable tourism players in Uganda.
About the Railway Museum
CCFU in partnership with the Uganda Railways Corporation and support from the European Union and SOGEA-SATOM has established the Uganda Railway Museum. Its role is to document and showcase the role of the railway line in Uganda’s history and nation building.
The Uganda Railways Museum is premised on CCFU’s previous work on the history of the railway in Uganda. The first one of its kind in Uganda. A book titled “Our Railways, Our History” was produced in 2020 to recognise and celebrate the story of our railway lines; explore their role in the lives of Ugandans who lived and worked along them, and their place in the country’s economic and political development. The book is available at 90,000shs at selected bookshops and CCFU offices.
The Museum is located along the Iganga-Jinja Highway in Jinja City and is now open for public visits. Click here for more information.