The Palace Museum tells about all the historical events and perspectives, which the Republican Palace had witnessed, during the successive historical decades of the modern history of the Sudan. It also contains a number of precious relies and inheritance objects. The purpose of establishing the Museum, was to document, preserve and show all the historical inheritance, and make it available to the public. This would avail it to serve the purposes of education, research and tourism. The buildings of the Palace cathedral; which were constructed in 1912, were chosen to house the Museum. The purpose of this choice, was to project the shape and pattern of a part of the old religious architecture, in the Sudan, as being an architecture and archeological masterpiece.
The Museum was officially inaugurated on 31 December 1999.
The Location of the Museum:
The Museum is located in the South – Eastern side of the Republican Palace building, on the Gamiaa Street. It faces the Building of Ministry of Foreign Trade, and the Martyres Gardens.
The Divisions of the Museum:
The Presidential Vehicles Wing. These vehicles were used for official errands of the Governor General and the former Presidents in the Sudan, since the condominum epoch (1898-1956) and the Sudanese rulers' after independence, in 1956, and on.
The Oil Paintings and Photographic Portraits Wing, of the rulers and Governors of the pre-independence period, and the post-independence nationalist era, together with glimpses of their personal history.
The Presidential gifts, which were given to the Presidents in the nationalist era.
The Musical Instruments, the vessels and the furniture which were used in the Republican Palace, in the past decades.
The documentation of the period of the nationalist plight for independence.
The decorations and memorials found inside the Museum Hall.
Visiting Times of the Museum:
The Museum receives its guests and visitors, as follows:
Friday, Sunday and Wednesday for each week, the morning period: 9a.m., up to 1 afternoon. The evening period: starts at 4 p.m. and ends at 8 p.m