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Museums and Cultural Attractions in Rwanda

The National Museum of Rwanda

rwanda national museumInitiated on September eighteenth, 1989 and found in Huye, the National Museum of Rwanda is the most famous museum in Rwanda and houses perhaps the finest ethnographic and archaeological accumulations in East Africa with more than 10,000 artifacts. Absorbing displays of customary antiques are illuminated by an interesting selection of transform of-the-century monochrome photographs, providing insight not only into pre-colonial lifestyles, as well as into the subsequent development of Rwanda as a modern African state.

Nyanza Royal Palace, Rukari

Nyanza Royal PalaceUnder the rule of King Yuhi V Musinga in 1899, Nyanza turned into the royal capital of the nation. The court turned into the home of the aesthetic and intellectual activities and was likewise a place for economic exchange. Today, a replica of the traditional Royal Palace sits at Rukari. The amazing, tremendous domed structure is made completely with traditional materials, has been meticulously restored to its nineteenth-century state and is currently maintained as a museum.

The Museum of Rwandan Ancient History

Museum of Rwandan Ancient HistoryOnce the residence of King Mutara III Rudahingwa, this museum also likewise sits at Rukari close to the Royal Palace. This Palace has been restored and offers an impression into Rwandan life as it once seemed to be. On the neighboring hill of Mwima, King Mutara III and his wife Queen Rosalie Gicanda are buried.

Rwesero Arts Museum

rwesero art museumLocated over the valley from the Museum of Rwandan Ancient History and the Nyanza Royal Palace, the Rwesero Arts Museum displays contemporary artwork which testifies to the originality of Rwandan imagination, while not disregarding either tradition or national history. The museum was initially built as a Palace for King Mutara III Rudahingwa however he passed away before involving it. Both the Museum of Rwandan Ancient History and the Rwesero Arts Museum are found 2km from Nyanza town.

The Museum of Natural Historymuseum of natural history

The Nyarugenge residence in Kigali City once occupied by German Richard Kandt has been transformed into the Museum of Natural History. A scientist by profession, Richard Kandt was the first German Imperial inhabitant in Rwanda and this museum is an homage to his work.

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