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Kigali Genocide Memorial

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A permanent National genocide memorial in remembrance of more than one million victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. The memorial is a place of remembrance and learning where more than 250,000 victims of the Genocide have been laid to...more
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KG 14 Ave, Kigali, Rwanda
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All reviews audio guide genocide memorial children's room events leading up emotional experience mass graves take your time heart wrenching recent history who lost their lives understand rwanda other countries eye opening visiting rwanda rwandan history beautiful country museum
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Reviewed yesterday

Free entry but we are not allowed to take picture. You can buy books and souvenir from the shop if you'd like. I cried my heart out the moment I entered the child room, some of them died because of burned in the fire, etc.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Aoi O
Reviewed yesterday

It starts slow and builds and builds until it is harder and harder to take it all in. From text only to pictures, to voices, to videos, and from adults to children - it is hard to stomach after an hour or so. From only...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Mike5466
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I went there to see the case of genocide, very well built and just sad, I loved it. Its a must for all visiting tourist going to Rwanda to go tuere

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank PenalteM
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you are not strong at heart don’t visit this place because pictures of the genocide will surely make you cry . Going through the facility and seeing the numbers of people killed I couldn’t eat

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ToogoodravelsNigeria
Reviewed 6 days ago

The staff is very helpful in explaining the things that happened in the genocide. the place is wll set out. Use the audio provided to enter deeply into the stories of the people who experienced the genocide. not for the faint hearted.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JacqueW41
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with a group of colleagues. Really gives you an idea of why people in Rwanda are quite tolerant but withdrawn. I got quite emotional, but also appreciate that something like this was built to help genocide victims preserve the memories of their deceased relatives.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Josephine K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a sad occurrence, may such never happen again. What a place to remember what happened in the past. It was really touching. God have mercy

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Tupyjay
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this place and from the entrance you can feel the solemn mood in the air. This is a good place to pay tribute to the lost ones and also a learning experience for all of us to be each other’s keepers.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank crystalo351
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

High guality museum, free entrance. Precious combination of museum and resting grounds for the victims. A must-see in Kigali!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank danpoenaru
Reviewed 1 week ago

Must do to understand Rwanda. Very, very emotional, but really well done. An important part of Rwandan history

Date of experience: November 2018
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Denise P
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Response from Anna L | Reviewed this property |
The headset cost about $15 US and was worth it!
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Response from Criminogenic1 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you need to pay admission...
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domidiji
15 August 2017|
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Response from Marie M | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are. There were groups of Rwandan school children there when we were there. Children might find it a bit upsetting but so did we. It may also mean more to them because it is fairly recent.
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