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National Museum Kanta, Argungu Kebbi State

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Suleiman Samaila Nabame

+2348063818049

Brief History

Kanta museum know as gidan Nabame is an old Palace of kabi kingdom emirs and Kings,that was by the 22nd king of kabi kingdom in 1831.

Built in 1831, the building was named after Muhammed Kanta, who founded the Kebbi Kingdom in 1515. It was erected by Yakubu Nabame, a former Emir of Kebbi, and served as the Emir’s palace until 1942 when the British built a new administrative palace during the reign of Muhammed Sani. After the building became vacant, on July 1, 1958, it opened as a museum, offering an insight into the turbulent history of Kebbi State. 

The museum is divided into eleven compartments and has a notable collection of weapons, consisting of charms, spears, swords, wood, stones, bows and arrows, local guns and even drums on display.

 

  1. Name of Station
    Kanta national museum
  2. State
    No 16 samaila Nabame Road Argungu kebbi state
  3. Address
    Street Address : No.16 samaila Nabame Road Argungu kebbi state
    City : Argungu
    State : Kebbi state
  4. Address 2
    No 16 samaila Nabame Road Argungu kebbi state
  5. Postal Address
    P.M.B1001.Argungu kebbi state
  6. Station Email Address
    kantamuseum@gmail.com
  7. Alternative Email Address
    kantamuseum@gmail.com
  8. Stations Phone No
    08063818049
  9. Alternative Phone No
    08063818049
  10. Brief on Station
    Kanta museum know as gidan Nabame is an old Palace of kabi kingdom emirs and Kings,that was by the 22nd king of kabi kingdom in 1831.

    Curator/Head of station

    1. Name of Curator
      Suleiman samaila Nabame
    2. Other Names
      Suleiman Nabame
    3. Title
      Mr.
    4. Curators Phone No
      08063818049

    Gallery

    1. Number of Galleries
      6
    2. Gallery 1
      The first gallery showing the kings court.
    3. Gallery 2
      The second showing the different ethnic tribal marks in the kingdom.
    4. Gallery 3
      The third gallery showing different types of traditional occupation in the kingdom.
    5. Gallery 4
      The fourth gallery showing the different types musical instruments in the kingdom.
    6. Gallery 5
      The fifth gallery showing different types war weapons in kingdom.

       

      Monument Heritage and Sites

      1. Kanta Old Palace (Kanta Museum)
      2. Surame Ancient City in Sokoto State

      Other Facilities

      1. Library

       

      Kanta National Museum is located in Argungun town of Kebbi State. It is about 60 Kilometers from Birnin Kebbi, the state capital on the Birnin Kebbi Sokoto Motor road.

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