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National Museum of Rwanda

| The museum actually is situated in the town of Nyanza, north of Butare, Butare, Rwanda
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A Must Visit

This museum gives visitors to Rwanda an in-depth understanding of the Cultural history of Rwanda... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Joz Marc O
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Entebbe, Uganda
National Treasure

This is a great place to learn about the history and development of pre colonial Rwanda. Our... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2017
MichelleSCapeTownSA
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Cape Town, South Africa
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Tradition remains alive in this modern museum, tastefully displaying many examples of African life and culture.
  • Excellent46%
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  • Average12%
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| The museum actually is situated in the town of Nyanza, north of Butare, Butare, Rwanda
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum gives visitors to Rwanda an in-depth understanding of the Cultural history of Rwanda. The history here dates back to the colonial times.

Thank Joz Marc O
Reviewed 26 September 2017

This is a great place to learn about the history and development of pre colonial Rwanda. Our guide was knowledgeable and interesting and gave excellent insight into local culture and traditions. The museum is well laid out and the reconstruction of the traditional palace of...More

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Reviewed 10 September 2017

Our group travelled to Nyanza to see the museum, made to replicate the kings palace. Our guide was very informative and gave us a good insight into many aspects of the history and development of Rwanda, all the way up to the initial colonialization and...More

Thank Luke-n-LauraB
Reviewed 7 August 2017

If you want a lesson in the history of Rwanda and how life was under the kings, this is a good place to visit. I is only about 30 minutes from Butare and worth the drive. Our guide was knowledgeable and interesting.

Thank AdventurePhiles
Reviewed 28 July 2017

Gained a better understanding of Rwanda by visiting the King's Palace. The local guide was very helpful in describing how the King lived. We saw a replica of the King's hut and then the palace he built in the 30's. I loved seeing the cattle....More

Thank ellynvb
Reviewed 13 July 2017

The King's Palace is a must see attraction for anyone visiting Rwanda. Nyanza is located about 2-2.5 hours south of Kigali, making it possible to make a daytrip out of your visit. Once you get to Nyanza you can grab a taxi from the gare...More

Thank TravelJosie
Reviewed 4 June 2017

The attraction includes a guided tour, covering a full sized replica of the original ancient palace, a visit to see long horned Inyambo, traditionally royal cattle in times past, followed by the visit to the original colonial palace. The ancient palace is beautifully reconstructed with...More

Thank T-SGlobetrotters
Reviewed 9 May 2017

You can get a nice tour of the former King's palace. The guide will explain the architecture of the buildings (you can see its ancient shape reflected in the architecture of the modern conference centre in Kigali), the customs and rituals of the King and...More

Thank Ilse020
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Have some nice info on cultural history of Rwanda. Was good to be able to walk into the huts, plus see the traditional cows. Worth popping in if in the area.

Thank gemma l
Reviewed 21 March 2017

I learned so very much at this national museum. There was much to learn. Very little was related to the 1994 genocide. I learned about how Rwandan life has evolved and modernized, the types of soil, resources customs that the country has. I lived in...More

Thank Jill H
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