The entrance to the Memorial is free, but to enhance your experience while visiting, we provide you with:
- An Audio guide device to give you a more elaborate explanation on each stop within the Memorial
- A Rose to lay at the burial site to pay respect to the victims of the genocide against the Tutsi
- A Champion Humanity pin
- Wi-Fi coupon to use at the Museum Café
$25 / Rwf 25,000
$15/ Rwf 15,000 | without a pin
East African Community:
$15 / Rwf 15,000
$5/ Rwf 5,000 | without a pin
The Kigali Genocide Memorial offers guided tours of the exhibitions and gardens. Many of the guides are survivors of the Genocide against the Tutsi. You can book a guided tour here.
- 1-10 people – $100 or Rwf 100,000
- 11-15 people – $125 or Rwf 125,000
- 16-25 people – $150 or Rwf 150,000
- East African Community – 50% off indicated prices
Filming & Photography
Outdoor filming and photography on the Museum grounds is permitted and free. Any photography inside the museum is not permitted. For professional media, they must acquire permits and accreditation from appropriate Government Institutions to do filming. Contact the Ministry of National Unity and Civic Engagement – MINUBUMWE on: email@example.com for a permit to shoot at the Kigali Genocide Memorial. Note that all members of the media must also have Press Accreditation from the Rwanda Media High Council.
Security at the memorial is provided by the Rwanda National Police. Officers are stationed at the entrance and occasionally patrol the grounds.
At the entrance of the memorial, you and your vehicle may be checked for dangerous items. Weapons, knives, lighters and alcohol are not allowed on the premises and will be returned to visitors when exiting the memorial.
If you would like to visit the memorial with a group, please book ahead of time using our online booking form. For groups larger than 15, please book one week before your visit. Due to space constraints at the memorial, groups larger than 30 will be divided into smaller groups.
If you are arranging a visit for a VIP, please contact the memorial staff in advance to inform us of the desired time to visit. This will ensure that we are able to make any preparations to accommodate them.
- The Kigali Genocide Memorial is the final resting place for more than 250,000 victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. We kindly ask you to maintain a respectful behaviour and dress code.
- Children under the age of 12 are not permitted to visit.
- Do not step or walk on the mass graves.
- Eating or drinking is not allowed in the gardens or in the memorial exhibition. You are invited to visit the memorial cafe where you can enjoy a range of food and drink.
- Pets are not allowed at the memorial. Service animals are permitted.
- While we will do our best to accommodate you, the memorial cannot guarantee entry to groups that arrive more than 30 minutes after their scheduled reservation time.
- As you take photos, please be considerate of other visitors.