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Address: Kyemihoko, Kasese, Uganda
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01453 886527
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Perfectly located in the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains lies Rwenzori...

Perfectly located in the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains lies Rwenzori Arts Centre, Sculpture Gallery and Coffee Bar. The centre is conveniently placed just off the main road between Queen Elizabeth National Park and Fort Portal, only 11km from Kasese.This spectacular award-winning complex sits in harmony with its restored natural landscape; the coffee bar terrace offers a comfortable place to relax and enjoy panoramic views of the Mountains of the Moon.Visitors are treated to a stunning display of works cast in the adjacent foundry by talented local craftsmen. Pure white Ugandan marble carvings rub shoulders with soapstone and bronze sculptures. Specially commissioned, a series of over 30 Clan Totem animals in bronze are also permanently on show. Capturing the magnificence of iconic species such as Elephant, Colobus and Hippo, the series includes more elusive creatures like the Pangolin and the Otter.These remarkable works come about through exchange projects between artists in Africa and Europe and are inspired by the people, culture, wildlife and beauty of Uganda and make the perfect memento to mark an unforgettable journey. All works are for sale and can be shipped on request.Depending on availability, it may be possible to tour the workshops for a modest $5 donation to Ruwenzori Sculpture Foundation which supports Rwenzori Founders and many other cultural projects in Uganda.We look forward to welcoming you.

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We bought a locally made bronze sculpture from the centre. If you like locally made art then this is a good place to look. They have a lot of locally made bronzes and some from... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We bought a locally made bronze sculpture from the centre. If you like locally made art then this is a good place to look. They have a lot of locally made bronzes and some from Europe. Even if you do not buy, it is a cool place to stop on the way to QENP.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

We needed something to do with the kids on Sunday morning so we drove to Rwenzori Founders. Emmanuel, the director took us on a guided tour which demonstrated how difficult the process is. The kids loved it, especially when they had their hands cast in plaster to help them understand the technique. We ended up with a lovely cafeteria and... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

My review is about the Rwenzori Founders Art Centre. Very Interesting, very nice artistic pieces, I was impressed by the entire property. The sculptures are well presented, staff very knowledgable, the place is clean, in contrast with the city. A place I will not forget, a jewelry in the middle of this messy town.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

We broke up our drive by stopping here to see the local art. The sculptures are fantastic. I always enjoy art galleries, but what made this special was that they walk you through the steps of making the sculptures. It was very interesting and the grounds are beautiful

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2015

Really good place to visit and see the fantastic bronze sculptures and get a detailed tour through the process of making them. Allow at least a couple of hours for a visit, great way to break up the drive.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2013

It is amazing to find such an impressive gallery in Kyemihoko near Kasese with such high quality sculptures produced by a Ugandan team working in the associated foundry. It is an inspiring break in a beautiful and innovative building with relaxing views of the Rwenzori mountains.

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