About KGM

The Kigali Genocide Memorial includes three permanent exhibitions, the largest of which documents the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. There is also a children’s memorial and an exhibition on the history of genocidal violence around the world. The education centre, gardens, and Genocide Archive of Rwanda contribute to a meaningful tribute to those who perished, and provide a powerful educational experience for visitors.

The memorial has five primary objectives:

  1. To provide a dignified place of burial for victims of the Genocide against the Tutsi
  2. To inform and educate visitors about the causes, implementation and consequences of the genocide, and other genocides throughout history.
  3. To teach visitors about what we can do to prevent future genocides.
  4. To provide a documentation centre to record evidence of the genocide, testimonies of genocide survivors and details of genocide victims.
  5. To provide support for survivors, in particular orphans and widows.


Find out more about the mission of the Kigali Genocide Memorial and the programmes and activities we run to achieve our objectives of remembrance and learning.


Meet the people working to preserve the memory of the victims of the Genocide at the memorial.


The Kigali Genocide Memorial was constructed in 2004 through a partnership with the City of Kigali and the Aegis Trust. Since then, hundreds of thousands of people have come to remember and learn about the Genocide against the Tutsi.

Genocide Archive of Rwanda

The Genocide Archive of Rwanda is the world’s largest collection of archival material and testimonies related to the Genocide against the Tutsi.

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Learn about the opportunities to be part of the memorial team and contribute to preserving the memory of the Genocide.

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