A museum is a permanent institution in the service of society and its development, open to the public, which acquires, conserves, researches, communicates and exhibits the tangible and intangible heritage of humanity and its environment for the purposes of education, study and enjoyment. Visiting a museum should be on your to do list this holiday.
The primary role of museums is to engage and educate the community, especially the young generation. Museums are classrooms; they have interesting histories to inspire. It’s nearly impossible to exit a museum without gaining any information or insight.
Also, museums provide the opportunity to meet, interact and exchange thoughts and opinions with other people.
Museums are real embodiments of our cultural and national heritage.
Visiting a museum will waken your thirst for knowledge and broaden your mind. This simple tour will prove to be a valuable part to your own personal growth.
If you are in the city, visit the Museum of Natural History at Muhima, next to Kigali Central Prison, or the Presidential Palace Museum, located four kilometers from Kigali International Airport - the residence of former President Juvenal. Habyarimana. It’s mostly known for its debris which is the remains of the flight that went down on 6th April 1994.
This museum also displays a variety of rich history and culture, like the evolution of Rwandan fashion from the 1900s -1960s. You will notice that the art of dressing and decoration in Rwanda started long ago.
Entrance fee for students is only Rwf 500.