Gidan Makama Museum Kano or what is also called the Kano Museum a building that served as temporary palace of Kano long ago. The Gidan Makam Museum dates back to the 15th century, when it was constructed. The Museum has significant collections of arts, crafts and items of historic interest related to the Kano area.
The Museum which is recognized as a National Monument by the Federal Government of Nigeria is divided into 11 galleries; each of the galleries has its own focus with the display of things that focus on tradtitional Materials, City walls, Maps of Kano.
Other historic displays include the Kano Statehood history, Kano as it was in the 19th Century, the civil war, the economy, music as well as Kano Music.
The Gidan Makam building was built in the 15th Century by Muhammad Rumfa who the then younger grandchild. It serves as his official residence.
However, Rumfa who later became king and this made him to a new palace which is the current palace; however the residence became the official residence of the Makamas, meanwhile the palace served as office for the colonial officers in Kano after the British capture of Kano in 1903.