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Mid-20th Century House w/Model of Traditional Home

The main kings palace is a cement home with multiple rooms, and the tour gives a good idea of what... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Scott B
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Westbury, New York
please visit museum of rwanda

Feeling at home away from home is an expression I always hear other people talking until I visited... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2018
BEYOND THE GORI... E
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Ruhengeri, Rwanda
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Tradition remains alive in this modern museum, tastefully displaying many examples of African life and culture.
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| The museum actually is situated in the town of Nyanza, north of Butare, Butare, Rwanda
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All reviews king's palace worth a visit few months local culture original furniture pre colonial modern palace interesting visit visiting rwanda international visitors don t miss daily life hut replica cows history customs
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The main kings palace is a cement home with multiple rooms, and the tour gives a good idea of what each room was used for, and there is much of the original furniture inside. On the rest of the grounds is a replica of a...More

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Reviewed 5 September 2018

Feeling at home away from home is an expression I always hear other people talking until I visited Rwanda. I had never visited the country before and I was scaaared of what awaited me, being that I was traveling alone to a country that I...More

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Reviewed 26 August 2018

Wonderful place to learn about the history and culture of Rwanda. Definitely a must-do if you visit this beautiful little country

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Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

Takes about an hour to walk around the inside and outside element. Worth a quick trip if you are passing through. Well laid out and enthusiastic, informative staff. Would benefit from a coffee shop....

1  Thank Zoe W
Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

This is the same place as the King’s Palace Museum. So look there for reviews. Definitely don’t miss this if you are in the area.

1  Thank Scullyster
Reviewed 18 February 2018

We have been visiting with a guide (from Museum), Rwanda heritage is somehow concentrated in that museum. In my wallet was an old 100 RFW, and it was a good idea to let it old money collection for the museum. It's not allowed to take...More

2  Thank Eugène T
Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

I am usually not a fan of ethnographic museums (I have seen enough shards of pottery and arrow heads to last me a lifetime) but this museum is an exception. Very nicely done with interesting exhibitions (lots of photos of the first half of the...More

Thank boston-tech-guy
Reviewed 28 October 2017

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

1  Thank MichelleSCapeTownSA
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

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