Situated near the Cape Coast Castle – formerly used in the trans-Atlantic slave trade –
the new Cape Coast Slavery Museum is a careful response to this historic building and an engaging forum within which to understand and learn about Ghanaian history. The museum programme will address this heritage, while also exploring the influence of Ghanaian culture on the diaspora. Significantly, President Barack Obama visited Cape Coast Castle in 2010, raising the global profile of the site. Set on the Cape Coast shoreline, the design concept combines a powerful sense of history with a response to the views and the climate.