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Botswana Museums and Heritage

 

Christ the King Cathedral is a Roman Catholic church in Gaborone, Botswana. It is the mother church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Gaborone. The current bishop is Valentine Tsamma Seane.

The National Museum and Art Gallery near the Main Mall in central Gaborone has an exhibit hall of display cases depicting Botswana’s history and is cultural diversity.

The Khama III Memorial Museum outlines the history of the Khama family, one of the most important dynasties in Southern Africa. The museum includes the personal effects of Chief Khama III and his descendants.

The Phuthadikobo Museum is a historic building of architectural interest and the museum has a range of displays, a craft shop and a silkscreen printing workshop which are unique to Africa.

Supa Ngwao Museum is a place for historians and explorers who want to learn about the way of life and culture of the local communities. The museum is located on the Jubilee street.

The Botswana National Museum, also known as the National Museum and Art Gallery, is located in the Botswana capital of Gaborone and is a multi-disciplinary institution that includes the National Art Gallery and Octagon Gallery, as well as since November 2007 the National Botanical Garden. It displays traditional Botswana crafts and paintings and aims to celebrate the work of local artists.

Located Southern Bostwana, Kanye, Kgosi Bathoen Ii (segopotso) Museum has few collections, most of which are artwork from students in nearby schools and a few music instruments used by the surrounding communities. The Bangwaketse have much history which could be collected and conserved, but the museum suffers from a lack of funds. It houses the history of the Ngwaketse.

The Kgosi Sechele I Museum is one of the major points of interest in the village. Housed in what once was the colonial police station (1902), its exhibitions seek to preserve the fast disappearing culture of the Bakwena people. The Museum offers an arts and crafts programme, educational programmes for schoolchildren, and guided tours of the village. Address: Molepolole.

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