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National Museum of Rwanda: Tours & Tickets

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Tradition remains alive in this modern museum, tastefully displaying many examples of African life and culture.
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RN1/Road to Nyanza | The museum actually is situated in the town of Nyanza, Butare, Rwanda
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Reviewed 1 week ago

the former King s Palace is really interesting , you can really feel and see how was the life of the Aristocratic peoples was. the guid was so professional and friendly. the new Palace is empty but explanations were clear. after i went to the...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank ksarman
Reviewed September 21, 2019 via mobile

We enjoyed our tour and the guide spoke excellent English and gave a wonderful history of the sight and culture. We were glad we went.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank ceg51
Reviewed April 1, 2019

This museum entrance includes a tour of the new Palace, replicas of the old King's Palace, and the sacred King's cows. Our tour guide was very professional and informative, and eager to share information. The new Palace doesn't have much to see since so much...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank laurel_s1717
Reviewed March 25, 2019 via mobile

I was impressed by the architecturen of the museum, to start with. Being on my own I decided to say yes to the young chap at the entrance who offered to show me around. I found him very knowledgable and patient. I alsof likes the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Wetlander-2013
Reviewed November 29, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed this museum, as we learned a lot about Rwandan history and especially the Rwandan royal family. They have a replica of the King’s house as well as the actual palace used by the royal family after 1931. They also point in the distance...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank robertwD7057IG
Reviewed November 22, 2018

Interesting reconstruction of the traditional palace structure, with a good guide to what life was like in the royal court. The modern palace is rather bare and much less interesting as most of the contents were looted or destroyed during the genocide. At RWF6000 this...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TJCLeicester
Reviewed November 11, 2018

Our Five to Five Hotel in Kigali arranged a driver for our day trip south to Huye (Butare) with our 3rd stop at this museum. After paying 6000 Rf($7) each, we were led by a guide on a tour through the 1959 Belgium-built colonial palace....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Gene R J
Reviewed November 7, 2018

There is such a wealth of information that one can learn here at the King's Palace. We were a rather large group of 10 friends. Our guide was delightful, friendly and quite knowledgeable. She took her time and led us through each exhibit allowing us...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Pat B
Reviewed October 23, 2018

This place offers a detailed look into the Rwandan monarchical system and its abolition in early 1960s. Apart from Traditional Royal house, I enjoyed long horned cows called "Inyambo" and Residence of King Mutara III Rudahigwa. people can also visit Mwima mausoleum where King Mutara...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 11, 2018

The main kings palace is a cement home with multiple rooms, and the tour gives a good idea of what each room was used for, and there is much of the original furniture inside. On the rest of the grounds is a replica of a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from TJCLeicester | Reviewed this property |
It depends which Museum you mean - The National Museum of Rwanda consists of 6 museums located in different places! The admission charge is usually $12 (with a discount if you visit more than one of the museums). I think... More