Makerere Hill, off Bativa road, Kampala | +256 (0) 393 294 675/7
Makerere Hill, off Bativa road, Kampala | +256 (0) 393 294 675/7

International Museum Day 2024 celebrations

Uganda joins the international community of museums to commemorate International Museum Day. This day was established by the International Council of Museums (ICOM) in 1977 and it is observed globally on 18th May every year. This year’s celebrations are conducted under the international theme “Museums for Research and Education” aiming at pointing out museums as dynamic education institutions fostering creativity, curiosity, and critical thinking.

Uganda is commemorating this day under the theme Museums shaping knowledge for the future and the celebrations are held at Soroti Regional Museum in Soroti City officiated by the Vice President of Uganda, Her Excellence Major Jessica Alupo.  

Partnering with the Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities, the Cross-cultural Foundation of Uganda (CCFU) has supported three community museums, notable among which are the Uganda Railway Museum, Ateker Culture Centre, and Mt. Elgon Culture and History Museum to participate in a three-day exhibition event, heritage quiz competition, and Museum community outreach from 15th -18th May 2024.  The museums will showcase the cultural diversity of Uganda’s heritage.

Uganda Railway Museum exhibiting at the International Museum Day 2024 celebrations.

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