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Address: KG 14 Ave, Kigali, Rwanda
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+250 788 303 098
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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This is a must visit place if in Kigali, both out of respect for the victims of the Rwandan genocide and in an attempt to understand. While the me memorial and museum are both... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Kigali, Rwanda
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Kigali, Rwanda
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a must visit place if in Kigali, both out of respect for the victims of the Rwandan genocide and in an attempt to understand. While the me memorial and museum are both designed and presented in a very respectful way, I would still most definitely not take children with me to the visit.

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Bernburg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

...but the message after it is worty to take time and think about! Detailed and making you think and feel out of the box! Not "only" Genocide of Rwanda is explained, also other happenings in history are formidable described and compared to what should never been possible - if you visit Rwanda it's a must-have-seen-place!

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Noosa Heads
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 277 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very sobering place ! Nice exhibit that takes you through the story of the genocide. I think personally that they could have made it better as you see at the Killing Fields in Cambodia but nevertheless it's a must visit place.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is a very informative memorial, very well done. Heavy stuff but also eye opening to what Rwanda has gone through a couple decades ago only. try to go to memorials outside of Kigali (Ntamara and Nyamata) to get the full story.

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Colmar, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Because of my business stay in Kigali in Rwanda, I decided to go and visit the genocide memorial of the city. It is a peaceful place built quite recently, and the whole story is well explained. The memorial is for free but if you want to get a deepest explanation you can get a recorder For 20$ that will guide... More 

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Stuttgart, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Interesting information about genozide in Rwanda but also other crazy murderer happen in the past century.

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Thank Flo F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The memorial tells the history of the Rwanda genocide that took place in the 1990's. The tour guides take you on the experience of the opposition that existed between the tribes and how Rwanda overcame the death and destruction to become a city of forgiveness and redevelopment. A must see to truly understand where Rwanda is today.

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Thank ESmith1216
Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The memorial is absolutely haunting. This a must-see for anyone traveling in east Africa. The memorial itself is saddening and depressing in its frankness and candor - definitely an unforgettable experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

few museums in the world reduce visitors to tears and rattle them to the core, but this museum will. Do not miss this, no matter what. We owe that to the 250,000 victims who are buried here.

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Kigali, Rwanda
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This memorial is beautiful, well-maintained, informative, and respectful of those laid to rest. The victims are honored here, and visitors have the opportunity to learn more about Rwandan history and world genocides. I would highly recommend this to anyone in Rwanda.

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