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Kigali Memorial Centre / Gisozi Genocide Memorial Centre

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Address: Gisozi, Kigali, Rwanda
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Description: A permanent memorial for victims of the genocide of 1994. The Centre is...
A permanent memorial for victims of the genocide of 1994. The Centre is built on a site where over 250,000 people are buried, and is a place where many people who lost loved ones in the genocide go to remember and grieve. No entrance fee; donations gratefully accepted.
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Impressive, yet very sad.

Visited in 2010. One of the best museums I've ever been to. Such sad circumstances, very moving. Impressive information well presented about the genocide. Excellent memorial.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Visited in 2010. One of the best museums I've ever been to. Such sad circumstances, very moving. Impressive information well presented about the genocide. Excellent memorial.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

When I arrived in Rwanda, I felt like I had a fairly thorough knowledge of the genocide of 1994. That was, in part, the reason I came to Rwanda, having been invited for the Liberation Day Ceremonies due to my work raising genocide awareness. However, I did not truly comprehend the scale and unbelievable horror of the genocide until I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This memorial is very well done. Visiting the memorial is a very sobering experience, but at the same time it is very informative and rewarding.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

A place definitely worth visiting in Kigali. It is an interesting try to deal with the past and to build a better future. As others mentioned earlier the attempt to glorify the current government and to neglect some of the heroes from the past is obvious. However, that alone is interesting enough and I guess nobody builds historic understanding on... More 

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Kigali, Rwanda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

it is a place where you find information about genocide happened in Rwanda and how it is deffer from other Genocides happened in the world

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This museum delicately yet informatively displays artefacts and information about the Rwandan Genocide, including a brief upstairs section about other genocides worldwide. It is impeccably laid out and the outside gardens are a beautiful place for reflection. We took an audio guide which was very helpful outside and occasionally added extra information to the exhibits inside. Allow yourself at the... More 

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Kigali, Rwanda
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

i like the place. they have whole history of Rwanda. great environment and location. easy excess from any part of the city.30 mins drive from the airport.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I was shocked. Not recommend for kids... You can learn about their recent history: between the worst of the of human behavior you can find the biggest of the humanity. You cannot miss it

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

The centre presents a very stark reminder of the history of the genocide while also including other examples (worldwide) of similar events. Definitely worth a visit

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

A detailed description of a recent genocide and a burial place for 250,000 victims is out of the ordinary

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