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Address: KG 14 Ave, Kigali, Rwanda
Phone Number:
+250 788 303 098
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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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A beautifully memorial to an awful event. Very well done, with photos and written displays, explaining the back ground leading up to the genocide, events as they happened during... read more

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San Diego, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A beautifully memorial to an awful event. Very well done, with photos and written displays, explaining the back ground leading up to the genocide, events as they happened during those dreadful days and how the country is dealing with the aftermath. As you walk through the different rooms, there are benches to sit on, allowing you to stop and try... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Though very trying emotionally, a visit to the Kigali Genocide Memorial is a must for anyone who wants to learn more about this horrible part of Rwanda's history. The memorial and museum are well done and very informative. Some of the pictures and testimonials are quite graphic though, so try to be in the right mindset before you go.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The memorial begins with a short powerful film that includes victims' testimonials. It is heartwrenching as are the rest of the exhibits. Admission is by voluntary contribution.

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The way the museum is organised really shows the progression of what happened well. It emphasises each part of the genocide- the events leading up to it, the genocide itself and people's experiences, the consequences and long term effects. Incredibly moving, very sad to see what people are capable of doing to each other and though provoking. The mass graves... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It was so fantastic visiting this memorial and learning about how the people of Rwanda are determined to move on and make their country better. The people of Rwanda are not angry or unforgiving; they want to avoid this conflict. It's a great way to remember those who were lost and learn about the heroes of the genocide as well.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I was reluctant to visit but I knew that it was important for me to be educated about the events that happened. Very sobering...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I would hight recomment everyone to visit this Memorial while in Kigali.. A lot to learn, history from pre-colonial,colonial,after colonisation,genocide,after genocide.. An open eye experience

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I wish everyone could visit this thoughtful memorial. Rwanda has recovered so well from such a devastating moment in its history. We can all learn from their experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The museum is free so that everybody can experience it and it is definitely something not to be missed if you are anywhere near Kigali. It took us about two hours to casually stroll though and absorb most of the displays. The museum covers not only the genocide in Rwanda but other similar events that have happened throughout the world.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting Kigali for the first time, my impression was of a busy. lively city with people socializing together big time. I knew something about the genocide that had taken place 20+ years previously, but nothing prepared me for how I would feel taking in the information in the museum and visiting the burial areas and open grave. As events unfold... More 

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