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King's Palace Museum, Butare

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Educate yourself on the Rwandan people and culture with the collections of King's Palace Museum, where several halls house items coming from different aspects of life. Trace the evolution of traditional clothing and types of residences through the centuries, as well as how the people's agriculture, for example, has developed through the present. Built in 1989 with the help of the Belgian government, the museum also offers a detailed insight into the country's tumultuous history. Stop in the onsite shop to buy souvenirs and memorabilia. To visit King's Palace Museum and other attractions in Butare, use our Butare trip maker.
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  • We have enjoyed a good moments with Nile Tours and Travels Agency ...We worked with a smart person called Jean Paul. 
    We have enjoyed a good moments with Nile Tours and Travels Agency ...We worked with a smart person called Jean Paul.  more »
  • I really enjoyed the whole tour as I learnt a lot about the history and customs in Rwanda. The guide was informative and knowledgeable. 
    I really enjoyed the whole tour as I learnt a lot about the history and customs in Rwanda. The guide was informative and knowledgeable.  more »
  • 3 parts to the tour - the King's palace and smaller milk and beer huts are the most interesting. The royal cows are beautiful and worth a look. The modern palace / museum is a little odd but has some....  more
    3 parts to the tour - the King's palace and smaller milk and beer huts are the most interesting. The royal cows are beautiful and worth a look. The modern palace / museum is a little odd but has some....  more »
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  • King Palace museum is a great place to learn about Rwanda history. It provides you with king lifestyle and contemporary history.
  • It was great to see and hear the histories of the Kings. Its was a worthy experience I strongly recommend. The guide was friendly and polite. I think it was slightly pricy and the lady at the reception was dishonest. She took 9000RWF but registered 6000RWF on the government system. I found that quite strange.
  • A true Rwandan heritage site! Got a really vivid exposure and information on the life of the Kings of Rwanda 🇷🇼. Really loved how they were able to document the little information they had and also preserve it. A must visit for anyone interested in Rwanda's heritage.
  • It's a great place to learn about Rwandan monarchy all the way to the colonial period
  • One of the best visit of my Rwanda experience It is pure history of recent century, the new and old kings palace, traditional way of Kings life, the most exciting part is being next to those cows The journey takes 1 hour and 45 minutes from Kigali City Center, The one of the best brochettes are also available in Nyanza city, I highly recommend!

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