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Kigali Genocide Memorial

KG 14 Ave, Kigali, Rwanda
+250 788 303 098
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Powerful, emotional and overwhelming at times, this is a must for all visitors to Rwanda! The... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Very sad. Sensitively and professionally put together.

As a student of history I knew about the genocide and was keen to visit the Memorial. I realised I... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Brisbane, Australia
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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 ones in the Genocide visit to remember and grieve. There is no entrance fee and donations are gratefully accepted.
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KG 14 Ave, Kigali, Rwanda
+250 788 303 098
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Powerful, emotional and overwhelming at times, this is a must for all visitors to Rwanda! The personal accounts of the genocide are truly moving. The timelines, news snippets and evidence-based photographs are presented with respect and sensitivity. This is nicely balanced with the memorial’s clear...More

1  Thank MichelleSCapeTownSA
Reviewed 6 days ago

As a student of history I knew about the genocide and was keen to visit the Memorial. I realised I didn't know as much as I thought so was impressed with the professionalism of how the history leading up to the genocide was told and...More

Thank Gesmi2017
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a must visit place when in Kigali. The museum is informative and well laid out. It gives a stark insight into the shocking events, yet outside the gardens and graveyard give a sense of hope and peace for the future. An excellent cafe...More

1  Thank Sally K
Reviewed 6 days ago

A must do for every visitor to Rwanda as the Rwandans believe there is a lot to learn from history and better to keep it in the open than to keep it in the hearts.

Thank SafariWanderlust00
Reviewed 6 days ago

This place is extraordinary. The AEGIS foundation have drawn on history to tell an important story about how history can drive genocide to happen. It is heartbreaking and emotional. Difficult but very worthwhile.

Thank 0sparkie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's impressive to learn and see about the genocide. You cannot even imagine what it must have been like. The 'movie', the pictures and history telling can only give you a small but really worthwile idea. You can't visit Rwanda without going to this place.

Thank Carolien23
Reviewed 1 week ago

The memorial really is brilliant, but it is hard to absorb, so be sure to pack your tissues. Right from the off, with an introductory video, it pulls on your heart strings. The memorial is divided up, to information and history on Rwanda and the...More

Thank Luke-n-LauraB
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This memorial is a must visit while in Kigali. The organizers do a great job of laying out the facts of a very tragic occurrence and the stories of the narrators (in the short films), serve as a great hope for the future. At times,...More

Thank Bhushan S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This memorial is a reminder of how hate and propganda can divide a country, communities, families and souls. It has bones from over 250,000 victims of the 1994 genocide that were unidentifiable. The horror is unimaginable. The childrens sections was the hardest and most painful...More

Thank benbugz
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have a keen interest in African politics. I read a lot about the genocide and as a result it has always bee high on my priority list to visit the memorial. I finally had an opportunity in August 2017. This is a must see...More

Thank SusanFPaarl
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17 September 2017|
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Response from edieann | Reviewed this property |
Entrance is free although there are many opportunities to give a donation.
15 August 2017|
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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.
28 June 2016|
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Response from Garnet S | Reviewed this property |
There are recorded headsets. I did not go that route. But others did. We ended up moving at about the same pace. There are a number of stops in the museum where you watch a video. And some of the rooms have so much emotional... More