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Address: KG 14 Ave, Kigali, Rwanda
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 16:00
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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Sad history well documented!

Definitely worth visiting! It's very well organised and really captures the reality of what happened. Free to get in (it's all about educating everyone about the horrors of... read more

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Definitely worth visiting! It's very well organised and really captures the reality of what happened. Free to get in (it's all about educating everyone about the horrors of humanity with the aim to prevent repeats) but worth getting the audio guide which is like a pseudo entry fee towards the cause.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Hard to imagine coming to Kigali without visiting this site. I found the exhibit on other genocides equally interesting to the materials chronicling the horror in Rwanda. We used the audio guide which was helpful as exhibits included English translations but they were in reasonably small print at the bottom of the posters so not always easy to read. I... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The journey through the Kigali Genocide Memorial is quite intense and emotional so be prepared. The museum exhibits a comprehensive history of the tragic event that occurred in Rwanda as well as personal accounts from some of the victims of the massacre. Visitors are encouraged to pay tribute to the victims and a rose can be purchased from the souvenir... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You never know how evil hatred and cruelty can be until you visit a place like this. More than a million people brutally butchered in 100 days. The memorial ends in hope for restoration and peace.

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Thank Srampical
Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Memorial, is what everyone calls it. Say, 'I want to go o the memorial', and they know. You can see it as a museum or for what it is, a living shrine to history, perseverance and human resilience in the face of unspeakable horror. I toured with a Rwandan colleague. It was difficult to see the emotions play out... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was one of the must see attractions and I was looking forward to learning more about the genocide. The tour starts with a moving video testimony from survivors and gives a personal perspective of the effects of the genocide. The museum is set out in 3 sections and the history of the conflict was fascinating, particularly Belgium's role in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The KGM center is first of all a breathtakingly beautiful place. I found it to be very eye opening to what happened in Rwanda in 1994. It was planned beautifully and well thought out. The grounds are beautiful too and serene and peaceful. Such a wonderful place for the people of Rwanda to remember their people that suffered such senseless... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The Kigali Genocide Memorial was extremely powerful. During my visit you really began to understand what happened in Rwanda in 1994. The memorial helps you understand the how horrible the genocide was.

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Long Island, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I wasn't planning on going. But I am so glad I did. Whoever travels to Rwanda should go. It will give you another perspective about the country and the people. It was very emotional. Tears flowed. The Rwandan people are amazing, humble and kind. And to think all they went through and that they can forgive. We should all take... More 

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Racine, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a heartbreaking, but necessary, place to visit. Very grateful for the quiet places to stop and reflect throughout the Memorial grounds.

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