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Address: KG 14 Ave, Kigali, Rwanda
Phone Number: +250 788 303 098
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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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Quiet, historical, memorable, informative

A great place to learn about the genocide, and to commemorate the victims. Also loved the gift shop which offers beautiful art and great reads!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A great place to learn about the genocide, and to commemorate the victims. Also loved the gift shop which offers beautiful art and great reads!

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Kingsville, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place tells the history of the Genocide. The museum is inside where I had a poignant chat with one of the guides. Movies pictures, and artifacts tell the story. Outside are the graves and gardens. A quiet place where people can come and spend time with their loved ones and cope with their memories. A time for healing and... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I did not think I wanted to see this memorial. The thought of what happened sounded too painful for me to be curious about. But this (free) museum is so professionally and thoughtfully done. It explains how and why this historical event happened, and how it was stopped. Remarkably, it explains how the country and its people healed in such... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Read the reviews before visiting and I agree that this is a 'must-see' place. It is very professionally organised / managed and is very accessible from most hotels. Whilst my wife and I found it a sobering exercise, it did not have quite as profound an impression on us as some of the churches where the atrocities were actually performed.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago 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.

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Nairobi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Calabasas, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

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