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Kandt House Natural History Museum

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Informative background on early colonial times

Brief but well laid out museum covering the early colonial times in Rwanda - good background to... read more

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Kandt House Museum (former Natural History Museum)

Kandt House Museum (former Natural History Musum) showcases Rwandan History before, during and... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brief but well laid out museum covering the early colonial times in Rwanda - good background to understand the full history and context of the country.

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Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

We visited Kandt House Museum on the last day of our 2 week Rwanda your. Found our visit extremely informative, the photo collection and history in this museum answered many questions I was wondering about when travelling around. We had an excellent tour guide and...More

Thank ShelleyM1316
Reviewed 19 July 2018

The museum talks about Rwanda period when European were subdividing Africa at their ease, Rwanda becoming a German colony till the end of 1st world war. You will discover how Rwabugili met a German explorer and how Germany established herself while discovering the source of...More

Thank Samsafarisrwanda
Reviewed 22 June 2018

Kandt House Museum (former Natural History Musum) showcases Rwandan History before, during and after colonial period.

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Reviewed 17 June 2018

This is a small history museum hosted in the house of a German explorer, Richard Kandt. The museum consists of a collection of photographs, maps, a few artifacts and other items which present Rwanda's pre-colonial and colonial history. The displays have information both in Kinyarwanda...More

Thank Carmen194
Reviewed 10 April 2018

Recently, the museum has become a history museum with a permanent exhibit. Our privately guided tour took about about an hour and a half and provided a thorough overview of Rwanda's history from precolonial days through WWI. Our guide was happy to answer questions and...More

Thank Relyeas3
Reviewed 6 April 2018

We had a guided tour of the the picture collection and snake house. Our guide answered questions. After we left I was more curious of things about that time period that other guides were happy to discuss. It is a great starting point for understanding...More

Thank ProfessorK-Os
Reviewed 2 April 2018

A small but unique museum offering insight into historical Rwanda, from pre-Colonial time through the various Colonial periods to independence. A good tour guide supplements info provided by great historic photographs. Highly recommended.

Thank BabboDuncan
Reviewed 6 March 2018

We came here after buying a bundled ticket with the presidential palace (you get a discount buying multiple tickets). It was an interesting little museum focusing on Rwandan history around the beginning of 1900. There are many pictures with descriptions in English and Kinyrwanda, and...More

1  Thank Tandroy F
Reviewed 20 February 2018

This was a fascinating visit covering Rwanda's colonial and pre-colonial past. It is located in the oldest western building in Kigali, belonging to Richard Kandt, an early settler. The displays and information are well presented, and we were given a personal and extremely detailed tour...More

Thank Jacinda R
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29 October 2017|
Response from Gesmi2017 | Reviewed this property |
You would need to approach the Museum directly for that. I was simply a visitor.