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Kigali Genocide Memorial

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A permanent National genocide memorial in remembrance of more than one million victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. The memorial is a place of remembrance and learning where more than 250,000 victims of the Genocide have been laid to...more
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KG 14 Ave, Kigali, Rwanda
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went with a group of colleagues. Really gives you an idea of why people in Rwanda are quite tolerant but withdrawn. I got quite emotional, but also appreciate that something like this was built to help genocide victims preserve the memories of their deceased relatives.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Josephine K
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What a sad occurrence, may such never happen again. What a place to remember what happened in the past. It was really touching. God have mercy

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited this place and from the entrance you can feel the solemn mood in the air. This is a good place to pay tribute to the lost ones and also a learning experience for all of us to be each other’s keepers.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank crystalo351
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

High guality museum, free entrance. Precious combination of museum and resting grounds for the victims. A must-see in Kigali!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank danpoenaru
Reviewed 1 week ago

Must do to understand Rwanda. Very, very emotional, but really well done. An important part of Rwandan history

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Wandersoull
Reviewed 1 week ago

The history of Rwanda's genocide is starkly displayed and sensitively presented, along with reminders of other world-wide genocides. (Namibia, Germany, Cambodia, Bosnia). Heart rendering stuff indeed

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank battleridge
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent over 2 hours going through the museum and trying to learn and understand how this atrocity could happen in our lifetime. How could the world not notice until it was to late?

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank GeoffCarpentier
Reviewed 1 week ago

Simply put, if you are in Kigali, you have a moral duty to go! The exhibits detail the conditions and events leading to the genocide in 1994, and puts it in context with other genocidal events in our history. There were some exhibits, like the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Kigali Genocide Memorial was built in honour of the victims of the Rwandan Genocide, which claimed millions of lives. It is a stark reminder about why we need to avoid divisive rhetoric and never again allow such an atrocity to happen in any country....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ephi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was almost in tears here. This will give u a clear view why Rwandans are very friendly and forgiving.gives u a clear understanding of what happened during d genocide... What caused it and how it ended.this is a must for anyone visiting kigali

Date of experience: November 2018
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Denise P
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Response from Anna L | Reviewed this property |
The headset cost about $15 US and was worth it!
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Response from Criminogenic1 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you need to pay admission...
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Response from Marie M | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are. There were groups of Rwandan school children there when we were there. Children might find it a bit upsetting but so did we. It may also mean more to them because it is fairly recent.