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Kigali Genocide Memorial

KG 14 Ave, Kigali, Rwanda
+250 788 303 098
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A well considered and thoughtful memorial

Whilst not the easiest of places to visit I would suggest it's well worthwhile, free to enter but... read more

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Jay H
Swindon, United Kingdom
Speechless Sorrow.

I have taken mission teams to Rwanda since 2004 and have taken them to the center to educate them... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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A permanent memorial for the 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 rest. Many people who lost loved ones in the Genocide visit to remember and grieve. There is no entrance fee and donations are gratefully accepted.
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KG 14 Ave, Kigali, Rwanda
+250 788 303 098
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Reviewed yesterday

Whilst not the easiest of places to visit I would suggest it's well worthwhile, free to enter but even better with the audio guide ($15). As well as the story of the Rwandan genocide the exhibition also touches on other similar atrocities and (for me)...More

Thank Jay H
Reviewed 4 days ago

I have taken mission teams to Rwanda since 2004 and have taken them to the center to educate them to the tragedy of the Genocide. It has a profound effect on the visitors as it is a graphic reminder of this horrific event. This is...More

Thank 307louiss
Reviewed 5 days ago

Said to be the best museum in Africa and I agree. Very well done with moving exhibits explaining the trauma suffered by Rwanda in 1994.

Thank Gill S
Reviewed 1 week ago

very impressing, here you see the true story of the genocide, heartbreaking but one you must see. it starts with a video and after that you can go see all the pictures and their story

Thank Linie H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Words and photos are just the top of the immense sadness inspired by what happened in Ruanda. This memorial helps to frame this tragic historic event in its roots and motivation, as well as offering a glimpse on how the country recovered. All this with...More

Thank Vittoria Z
Reviewed 1 week ago

A difficult subject to address but very well delivered and portrayed. The clever use of audio visuals, posters and artifacts made it easy to understand chronology of the events and give the visitor a good understanding of what happened and the magnitude of the event....More

Thank Danni M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Aided by an audio guide you can explore in your own time and are able to absorb it all in. So hard to comprehend the horrific events which happened in this country but very informative and sobering. A must to all visitors in Rwanda. Very...More

Thank Lara B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a ‘must-see’ while in Kigali. The Kigali Genocide Memorial tells the story of the horrific events of 1994. For many of us, this happened in our lifetime. The Memorial is well done, tasteful, and worth your time.

Thank TXFlyer
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very sobering experience but worth every minute. Not only do you learn about what convinced millions of people to kill their neighbours, but you also learn about how we can prevent this kind of tragedy. Very good experience.

Thank rachsticle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Be prepared for some graphic and disturbing images. A respectful museum to a distressing part of Rwanda’s history

Thank rogerjh2016
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17 September 2017|
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Response from Criminogenic1 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you need to pay admission...
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.
28 June 2016|
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Response from Garnet S | Reviewed this property |
There are recorded headsets. I did not go that route. But others did. We ended up moving at about the same pace. There are a number of stops in the museum where you watch a video. And some of the rooms have so much emotional... More