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Horrible history

Excellent museum on the genocide of Rwanda. Very tough to view but necessary to experience if you... read more

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Pamela B
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deeply moving and truly meaningful

My daughter and I visited the Memorial - it was really moving. Bring some tissues with you and be... read more

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A permanent memorial for the 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 rest. Many people who lost loved...more
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Reviewed yesterday

Excellent museum on the genocide of Rwanda. Very tough to view but necessary to experience if you are in Kigali.

Thank Pamela B
Reviewed 2 days ago

My daughter and I visited the Memorial - it was really moving. Bring some tissues with you and be prepared to weep. The children's room was particularly sad to visit. if you are bringing tweens or younger teens with you, I would suggest this memorial...More

Thank artzero
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a really well done memorial. It requires serious thoughtful reflection upon exiting. You can see how quickly propaganda can turn human against human.

Thank deanarichards
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Going to the genocide museum is definitely not a pleasant experience- but it is a necessary one that every visitor to Rwanda should have. It shares the traumatic past in a sensitive and respectful manner. It provides insight on what the country has survived with...More

Thank Annerie P
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I have visit Holocaust museums but this was different. Touching and informative I learnt a lot. Well arranged and organised.

Thank Maina W
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is an absolute must-do in Kigali. Perhaps one of the first things you should do to really understand the impact the genocide has had on this country almost 24 years later. Upstairs there is a "children's room" specific to the under-age victims of the...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

An excellent, detailed look at what lead up to, the actual events and a brief look at the aftermath of the Rwandan Genocide. The audio guide is 12,000 RWF but entry is free and the audio guide is well worth it. Plan to spend between...More

Thank Outoftheboat
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When travelling in Rwanda and trying to understand the country take a few hours to visit. A well thought memorial and a place to think!

Thank Martin R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very sensitive handling of a difficult topic. Detailed but not overly so - what an incredible place. Was very impressed with the second floor that acknowledged that Rwanda's genocide is not the only example of just atrocities in the 20th century.

Thank marting123238
Reviewed 1 week ago

The memorial is an important place to visit for any visitor to Kigali. Even though I have read several books about the genocide, I truly appreciated the memorial and also the fact that they speak also about other genocides around the world.

Thank lizade
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Denise P
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Response from Virgiinie91 | Reviewed this property |
I just checked on their website, and it says 12 000 rwf (15$US).
September 16, 2017|
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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.