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Kandt House Natural History Museum

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Museum in the city

Located on the west side of the city, slightly downhill from the commercial area. It offers a great... read more

Reviewed October 16, 2018
Evanston, Illinois
Interesting but avoid "house tour"

This is a nice little museum that will give you an interesting perspective on the history of... read more

Reviewed October 14, 2018
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 25, 2018

This gave me a background to the history of Rwanda. I did have a guide who read *every* notice board throughout the whole museum which I could have done without.... She was very sweet and I didn't want to be rude but it could have...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Helen T
Reviewed October 16, 2018

Located on the west side of the city, slightly downhill from the commercial area. It offers a great artifacts based on its natural resources of Rwanda

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank kiltmaker2
Reviewed October 14, 2018

This is a nice little museum that will give you an interesting perspective on the history of Rwanda: people, food, tribes etc. Most if not all is structured around photographs. For some reason, we were told that we had to be accompanied by a guide...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank kbr88
Reviewed September 4, 2018

Brief but well laid out museum covering the early colonial times in Rwanda - good background to understand the full history and context of the country.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank CoenCV
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

We visited Kandt House Museum on the last day of our 2 week Rwanda your. Found our visit extremely informative, the photo collection and history in this museum answered many questions I was wondering about when travelling around. We had an excellent tour guide and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ShelleyM1316
Reviewed July 19, 2018

The museum talks about Rwanda period when European were subdividing Africa at their ease, Rwanda becoming a German colony till the end of 1st world war. You will discover how Rwabugili met a German explorer and how Germany established herself while discovering the source of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Samsafarisrwanda
Reviewed June 21, 2018

Kandt House Museum (former Natural History Musum) showcases Rwandan History before, during and after colonial period.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Rwanda M
Reviewed June 17, 2018

This is a small history museum hosted in the house of a German explorer, Richard Kandt. The museum consists of a collection of photographs, maps, a few artifacts and other items which present Rwanda's pre-colonial and colonial history. The displays have information both in Kinyarwanda...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Carmen194
Reviewed April 10, 2018

Recently, the museum has become a history museum with a permanent exhibit. Our privately guided tour took about about an hour and a half and provided a thorough overview of Rwanda's history from precolonial days through WWI. Our guide was happy to answer questions and...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Relyeas3
Reviewed April 6, 2018

We had a guided tour of the the picture collection and snake house. Our guide answered questions. After we left I was more curious of things about that time period that other guides were happy to discuss. It is a great starting point for understanding...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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October 29, 2017|
Response from Gesmi2017 | Reviewed this property |
You would need to approach the Museum directly for that. I was simply a visitor.