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National Museum of Rwanda

| The museum actually is situated in the town of Nyanza, north of Butare, Butare, Rwanda
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Very interesting museum, it's a must when you are Huye (Butare) area.

We have been visiting with a guide (from Museum), Rwanda heritage is somehow concentrated in that... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Eugène T
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Very worthwhile

I am usually not a fan of ethnographic museums (I have seen enough shards of pottery and arrow... read more

Reviewed 12 January 2018
boston-tech-guy
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Tradition remains alive in this modern museum, tastefully displaying many examples of African life and culture.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good41%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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| The museum actually is situated in the town of Nyanza, north of Butare, Butare, Rwanda
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We have been visiting with a guide (from Museum), Rwanda heritage is somehow concentrated in that museum. In my wallet was an old 100 RFW, and it was a good idea to let it old money collection for the museum. It's not allowed to take...More

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Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

I am usually not a fan of ethnographic museums (I have seen enough shards of pottery and arrow heads to last me a lifetime) but this museum is an exception. Very nicely done with interesting exhibitions (lots of photos of the first half of the...More

Thank boston-tech-guy
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

This museum gives visitors to Rwanda an in-depth understanding of the Cultural history of Rwanda. The history here dates back to the colonial times.

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Reviewed 26 September 2017

This is a great place to learn about the history and development of pre colonial Rwanda. Our guide was knowledgeable and interesting and gave excellent insight into local culture and traditions. The museum is well laid out and the reconstruction of the traditional palace of...More

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Reviewed 10 September 2017

Our group travelled to Nyanza to see the museum, made to replicate the kings palace. Our guide was very informative and gave us a good insight into many aspects of the history and development of Rwanda, all the way up to the initial colonialization and...More

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Reviewed 7 August 2017

If you want a lesson in the history of Rwanda and how life was under the kings, this is a good place to visit. I is only about 30 minutes from Butare and worth the drive. Our guide was knowledgeable and interesting.

Thank AdventurePhiles
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Reviewed 27 July 2017

Gained a better understanding of Rwanda by visiting the King's Palace. The local guide was very helpful in describing how the King lived. We saw a replica of the King's hut and then the palace he built in the 30's. I loved seeing the cattle....More

Thank ellynvb
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Reviewed 13 July 2017

The King's Palace is a must see attraction for anyone visiting Rwanda. Nyanza is located about 2-2.5 hours south of Kigali, making it possible to make a daytrip out of your visit. Once you get to Nyanza you can grab a taxi from the gare...More

Thank TravelJosie
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Reviewed 4 June 2017

The attraction includes a guided tour, covering a full sized replica of the original ancient palace, a visit to see long horned Inyambo, traditionally royal cattle in times past, followed by the visit to the original colonial palace. The ancient palace is beautifully reconstructed with...More

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Reviewed 9 May 2017

You can get a nice tour of the former King's palace. The guide will explain the architecture of the buildings (you can see its ancient shape reflected in the architecture of the modern conference centre in Kigali), the customs and rituals of the King and...More

Thank Ilse020
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