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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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Well organized and informative

It is a well organized and well-run centre. There is a lot of information about the genocide in Rwanda and other genocides as well. I did not know about the Namibian genocide... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

It is a well organized and well-run centre. There is a lot of information about the genocide in Rwanda and other genocides as well. I did not know about the Namibian genocide until i visited this museum. Thanks for your educating me and thousands of other tourists. I find it interesting that there is not much mentioned about the moderate... More 

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Dakar, Senegal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

An important stop if you are in Kigali. The Centre closes at 4pm, and if you de not opt for the audio guide, a donation is requested. This is a good first stop if you are looking to understand the genocide.

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Puerto Vallarta, México
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Well done museum on a very tough subject! Was really impressed with their inclusion of other 'Genocides' documented in history. Learned a lot.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The bodies are underground here but the images are haunting. Where Ntarama Church has the violence rotting away in the pews, Gisozi has powerful images and quotes that hit just as hard. One observation, I saw a group of Rwandan school kids touring the building on a field trip and thought about the future... these kids didn't exist during the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Everyone who comes to Kigali should visit this memorial. It is a loving tribute to the 250,000 residents who were killed in Kigali during the genocide. It promotes greater understanding of what led up to the genocide and why we must not forget. The children's gallery is especially touching.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We visited Kigali Memorial Center at the end of November 2014. Unforgettable place! You will receive a very thorough overview of the history of Rwanda. The exposition gives you also an opportunity to understand the Rwanda genocide in very delicate way. I'll never forget the room of commemoration of the Rwandan children who were killed during Genocide. We have to... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Some of the signs are difficult to read because of the size of type and positioning (take your specs if you need them), but nevertheless is it a beautiful exhibition too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

A stop to this memorial is a must for any history enthusiast. Great infomation and story, be warned that details of how the children and people died is detailed and can be upsetting, the memorial is well looked after and is a very respectful to the people that have died.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This was a must see destination as part of my visit to Rwanda but one has to feel more than just sadness with the story the site has to tell.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Don't miss it. Also, pay the $15 for the audio description and dont be a cheap skate, pay for the camera rights.

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Address: Address: Gisozi, Kigali, Rwanda
Location: Africa  >  Rwanda  >  Kigali Province  >  Kigali

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