In 1820, Ashanti king Osei Tutu Kwamina built the Kumasi Fort in the likeness of forts built by European merchants in Africa. During World War II, the British government took control of the fort and converted it into a museum. Today, the Kumasi Fort and Military Museum displays a collection of war weapons, medals, photographs, anti-aircraft guns and other artifacts from both the British-Ashanti war and World War II, and detailing Ghana’s involvement during the World Wars.