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Museums & Art Galleries

Museums & Art Galleries

King's Palace

A reconstruction of the traditional royal residence, the King’s Palace is a beautifully-crafted thatched dwelling shaped like a beehive.

 

At the back live a few long-horned Inyambo cattle, descended from the king’s herd, whose keepers carefully tend and sing to them, keeping alive a unique tradition.

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Ethnographic Museum

A gift from Belgium’s King Badouin in the late 1980s, the Ethnographic Museum now houses one of Africa’s finest ethnographic collections.

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Kigali Genocide Memorial

Inaugurated on the 10th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, the Kigali Genocide Memorial at Gisozi is where 250,000 victims have been buried.

 

This memorial also serves to educate about how the Genocide against the Tutsi took shape and examines genocide in the 20th century.

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Rwanda Art Museum

Formerly the Presidential Palace Museum, this new museum displays contemporary artworks from Rwanda as well as abroad. The museum seeks to provide an insight into the originality of Rwandan creativity.

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Kandt House Museum

Richard Kandt was the first colonial governor of Rwanda, on behalf of Germany, until the early 1900s. His old house in Kigali is now a museum examining life in Rwanda before, during and after the colonial period.

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Museum of the Environment

Based near Lake Kivu, this small museum is designed as an educational centre for our visitors, many of them local. Its purpose is to help people understand and safeguard their environment, and ensure integrated and durable development.

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