Ground Floor

The Kings used this room to receive their distinguished visitors like the Governor, the Chief Commissioner, District Officers and other Dignitaries.

A life size effigy of Nana Osei Agyeman Prempeh II has been placed exactly at the place where he used to sit and receive guests. An effigy of Nana Amma Serwaa Nyarko, the Asantehemaa from 1945-1977 has also been placed besides him.
A stand displaying the decorations and medals given to Nana Prempeh II is also located here. The decorations were given by:

1. King George VI of Britain (Knight of British Empire(KBE)
2. President Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana- The Order of the Volta(OOV)
3. Emperor Hail Selassie of Ethiopia-The Lion of Judah
4. President Tubman of Liberia-The love of liberty.


Pictures displayed in this room tell the history of Otumfuo Osei Agyeman Prempeh II. These include a picture of him when he was enstooled in 1931 as Kumasehene and another of him swearing his oath of office as Asantehene following the restoration of the Asante Confederacy on 31st January 1935. Other selected pictures of his later years are also displayed.

• The tea pot used by Nana Prempeh I, in the Seychelles Islands.
• The thermos Flask used by Nana Sir Osei Agyeman Prempeh II.
• Cupboard containing plates and tea cups used by Nana Prempem 1 and Nana Prempeh II.
• A large picture of Nana Opoku Ware II.
• A large picture of Nana Osei Tutu II. (The picture was taken when the King visited Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain in May 2000).

The pictures on display in this room include:
•The old Palace used by the ancient Kings. The last King who used it was Prempeh I from 1888-1896. It was situated at Nkwatanan Adum.
•The Bantama Mausoleum where the ancient Kings were laid to rest.
• The picture of Nana Kwaku Duah I, the King of Asante from 1834-1867. It was this King who permitted Rev Freeman of the Methodist Church to come and preach in Kumasi in 1839.
•The picture of Nana Mensah Bonsu, the King from 1874-1883.