Campaign Against Genocide Museum

Campaign Against Genocide Museum

Campaign Against Genocide Museum
4.5
Military MuseumsSpeciality MuseumsHistory Museums
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands3,924 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
Unlike the Genocide Memorial in the center of town, this museum is focusing more on how the genocide was ended. While the UN forces retreated only rescuing foreign nationals, the RPA (Rwandan Patriotic Army) guerillas took charge using military force effectively to stop the killings and defeat the government army.

It becomes very clear from the detailed description of battle on the info boards in the museum that the RPA /RPF leaders were quite able to plan realistically, setting clear objectives, ensuring discipline of their militants and organizing relief for the victims. The experience of fighters and leadership was later used to reorganize the Rwandan state, as we now know it. Perhaps the best performing country in the Sub-Saharan region.

A pity the entrance fee of 16,000 RF (13 USD) is exorbitant. It includes a guide.
The museum is dimly lit making it difficult to read all the texts and see the pictures and maps.

Bring your passport as you have to register at the entry of the parliament compound.
Written 29 February 2024
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Kate B
Sydney, Australia16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
Great museum, so glad I went. Fills the gaps that the Genocide Memorial & Camp Kigali don’t cover - exactly how the genocide was stopped. Quality exhibition. Bonus is going to the roof of the Parliament building to see where army defended building. View across Kigali fantastic. Excellent guide - Was 16,000 RFr including the guide. Taxi from downtown drove me, waited 90 mins and drive me back for 20,000. Take passport.
Written 20 February 2024
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ryanc3
northampton,england391 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Managed to visit this site, while in kigali, gives an interesting In site on what they are doing in regards to the genocide.
It costs 30000 RWF to enter, but well worth the money, guide explains everything and get to go on the rooftop to see where all the shooting took place and you see hotel Rwanda also ,where the film was shot..
Written 17 February 2024
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teachers55
Columbus, OH1,000 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
A must see in Kigali is the genocide museum. It’s a very sad place but tries to explain how and why the genocide happened. We had only an hour to cover it, but we would have liked more time there. The exhibits are written in multiple languages so we were glad that we didn’t rent the audio tour. We just made a substantial donation to support the museum.

Once again, what happened illustrates man’s inhumanity to man. It’s just so hard to understand how neighbors turned on neighbors, just like they did in Germany during the Holocaust. It’s a lesson about indoctrination and hate and could happen in America based on the unhealthy political climate. Hopefully, citizens of our country would rise up and stop the hate, but I imagine the people of Rwanda didn’t expect neighbors would attack and kill their neighbors with machetes either, sometimes murdering the godparents of their children and innocent kids. Hard to believe and completely impossible to accept.
Written 4 August 2023
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bretts11
New York City, NY164 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
This facility is not worth your time if you’re already going to the Genocide Museum. This one only has pictures, no exhibits. It’s in dark hallways, making it difficult to see and read. It’s really dark!
Written 2 August 2023
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Boris L
Sarasota, FL200 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
We have a guy who spent over an hour walking around the museum, giving us a full history from the beginning of colonial times, and what led to the genocide through the post-genocide. We learned so much here and so many displays, it was definitely the best genocide museum with seen in Rwanda. To top it off, we went to the roof of what used to be the parliament building where the minority parliamentarians were staying when the genocide broke out, and you get a full view of Kigali and saw where soldiers defend it. I’m surprised this is not the number one attraction in Kigali, it should be for any tourist who cares about more than just gorillas.
Written 22 June 2023
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Dan F
San Francisco, CA147 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
A detailed look at the days after the genocide started and the rebel army intervened. The main genocide is much better at telling the whole story and still covers in brief the information at this museum
Written 9 August 2022
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Ben Alfa
Kigali, Rwanda3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Business
Great place for learning about liberation war and campaign against genocide in Rwanda during genocide against Tutsi in 1994
Written 15 July 2022
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רוני ד
37 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Solo
An exorbitant price of 14000 francs for very limited uncreative content. Motorcycle cabs don't know the place. A real disappointment, this is a crucial subject for Rwanda which deserves the best presentation. This is the opposite unfortunately.
Written 22 February 2022
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Stephen760
Canberra, Australia15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
My wife and I were aware of Rwanda's recent past. Being from a country (Sri Lanka) with a similar past, we expected a sad and negative story to come out of this museum. But is was the exact opposite! The museum tells a story that illustrates success in preventing genocide and prompts one to reflect on the true value of humanity going beyond all differences. Isaac the manager and his team are doing an excellent job in maintaining and presenting the museum to the public.
Written 7 January 2020
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