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Kigali Genocide Memorial

KG 14 Ave, Kigali, Rwanda
+250 788 303 098
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a place to marvel at what is endured

A contemplative, informative site with nice gardens, a resting place for 250K souls, and a place to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Worthwhile, insightful

A very worthwhile visit. The exhibition is well presented. Difficult to describe the mixed emotions... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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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 yesterday

A contemplative, informative site with nice gardens, a resting place for 250K souls, and a place to marvel at what was endured At reception, you are encouraged to rent an audio guide as a donation but the same info can be learned from text on...More

Thank evabazant
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A very worthwhile visit. The exhibition is well presented. Difficult to describe the mixed emotions of the experience. It gave me a lot of insight into the history of the city and the realisation that many of the people living there had been affected in...More

Thank Charmaine B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This museum is interactive and has so much information about the genocide. All of the personal stories and photos were incredibly heartbreaking

Thank Amywco
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The staff members were so eloquent and elaborate on all questions on matters relating to the genocide as they unfolded.

Thank Richard R
Reviewed 5 days ago

1,000,000 killed in 100 days in 1994. Hard to comprehend. Neighbor killing neighbor. Didn't realize the genesis of the genocide and how it was addressed and handled after the fact. Definitely worth 2 hours to view the dark side of humanity.

Thank Phantphant
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My adult daughter and I toured the memorial together. The displays are well done, and definitely pay the extra for the audio guide. The audio guide directs you to start in the garden area where more than 250,000 people have been buried. You are immediately...More

Thank 531yvonneh
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone needs to go and see this. Powerful presentations of the Rwanda genocide, as well as other genocides of the 20th century. If we don't learn from history, we are bound to repeat it. Its happened too often.

Thank Bleucrayon
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Kigali Genocide Memorial serves to honor those that died in the slaughter while making sure that we never forget the pain and injustice of what happened. Set in the beauty of Kigali, the memorial is the resting place of 250,000 of the million that...More

Thank Beth B
Reviewed 1 week ago

In this remembrance of horrific occurrences, the memorial acknowledges the painful and shameful past in a way that educates and is hopeful that in acknowledging the past, it is never repeated. There are moving testimonies by survivors in the introductory video--heart-wrenching in fact. The simple...More

Thank M M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I got out of the car and took a few pictures, smile on my face. By the end of the very well put together tour, we were humbled beyond belief. The strength and perseverance of the Rwandan people is mind blowing. How far they have...More

Thank Kathrin C
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17 September 2017|
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Response from Criminogenic1 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you need to pay admission...
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