We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
WINNER WONDERLAND
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: KG 14 Ave, Kigali, Rwanda
Phone Number: +250 788 303 098
Website
Today
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
$122.00*
and up
Kigali City's Day Tour
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 1,369 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 946
    Excellent
  • 243
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
It's hard to imagine visiting Kigali without visiting the memorial.

Do visit by all means. The history is well told. Guides are available. The audio recordings are better than at most places. Bookstore has high quality books. The gardens are... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
_thomasdowning_cfo
,
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Add Photo Write a Review

1,369 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 1,217: English reviews
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Do visit by all means. The history is well told. Guides are available. The audio recordings are better than at most places. Bookstore has high quality books. The gardens are right for contemplation. It's a lot to take in, and so the excellent coffee shop is much appreciate. Back to the videos--these were powerfully done.

Helpful?
1 Thank _thomasdowning_cfo
Nairobi
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a must visit facility in Kigali if you need to understand the country's history in one place.

Helpful?
Thank PaulONsafari
Kansas City, Missouri
Level Contributor
60 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I'm so glad we started our trip in Rwanda with this memorial because it really set the stage for this trip and made us appreciate how far the Rwandan's have come since then. It was absolutely horrifying but a must see to really understand what happened.

Helpful?
Thank cobolovestravel
Maryland
Level Contributor
39 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A very sobering memorial that provides an excellent overview of the genocide (plus educational displays of other genocides elsewhere in the world). I particularly appreciated the effort to incorporate the impact on the children. Rented a small recording device (in English) that allowed you to listen & learn in more detail about each stage of the exhibit.

Helpful?
Thank mjabdy
Calabasas, California
Level Contributor
104 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

In my opinion you cannot visit Rwanda without visiting the museum to understand not only the horrors that the Rwandan people endured but also the beautiful way in which the People have forgiven and rebuilt the country. It's a lesson the rest of the world should embrace. The grounds are lovely and the material, while hard to witness, must live... More 

Helpful?
Thank Dina H
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Having read some books on the genocide before traveling to Rwanda, I found the museum to be informative but also very emotionally evocative. The photos, video accounts from survivors, human remains and clothing all contributed to a much deeper level of empathy than I had from reading books on the topic. Definitely a must 'to do' if you are in... More 

Helpful?
Thank livreynoldson
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
54 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you are visiting Rwanda and want to understand a little bit about its beautiful people and how everyone in this country has been affected by the tragic happenings of 1994, you cannot skip the Genocide Memorial. The location is serene, yet on top of a mass grave, the exhibition is well organized and its narrative quite factual, but be... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Ilse020
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
893 reviews
173 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A must do in Kigali, but very, very moving and terribly sad, particularly the children's room. For a fee a multi language recorded tape is provided, well worth it.

Helpful?
Thank Drew M
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
Level Contributor
28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was really moved by this museum. One grave held as many people as there are in my whole city. Wow! And the roman the children made me cry.

Helpful?
Thank John C
Level Contributor
30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's hard to image taking a trip to Kigali without visiting the Genocide Memorial. There are few events in recent world history more impactful and confounding. The Memorial excellently blends an informative narrative of historical events, with impactful testimonials from those who lived through the horror. While not a fun experience, I have a fuller understanding of the atrocities and... More 

Helpful?
Thank Chris F

Travelers who viewed Kigali Genocide Memorial also viewed

Kigali, Kigali Province
Kigali, Kigali Province
 

Been to Kigali Genocide Memorial? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Kigali Genocide Memorial and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Kigali Genocide Memorial staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?