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Kandt House Natural History Museum

90 St Kn, Kigali, Rwanda
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This is a small history museum hosted in the house of a German explorer, Richard Kandt. The museum... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Carmen194
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Bucharest, Romania
The perfect historical backdrop

Recently, the museum has become a history museum with a permanent exhibit. Our privately guided... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2018
Relyeas3
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Carlsbad, California
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90 St Kn, Kigali, Rwanda
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a small history museum hosted in the house of a German explorer, Richard Kandt. The museum consists of a collection of photographs, maps, a few artifacts and other items which present Rwanda's pre-colonial and colonial history. The displays have information both in Kinyarwanda...More

Thank Carmen194
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

Recently, the museum has become a history museum with a permanent exhibit. Our privately guided tour took about about an hour and a half and provided a thorough overview of Rwanda's history from precolonial days through WWI. Our guide was happy to answer questions and...More

Thank Relyeas3
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

We had a guided tour of the the picture collection and snake house. Our guide answered questions. After we left I was more curious of things about that time period that other guides were happy to discuss. It is a great starting point for understanding...More

Thank ProfessorK-Os
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

A small but unique museum offering insight into historical Rwanda, from pre-Colonial time through the various Colonial periods to independence. A good tour guide supplements info provided by great historic photographs. Highly recommended.

Thank BabboDuncan
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

We came here after buying a bundled ticket with the presidential palace (you get a discount buying multiple tickets). It was an interesting little museum focusing on Rwandan history around the beginning of 1900. There are many pictures with descriptions in English and Kinyrwanda, and...More

1  Thank Tandroy F
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Reviewed 20 February 2018

This was a fascinating visit covering Rwanda's colonial and pre-colonial past. It is located in the oldest western building in Kigali, belonging to Richard Kandt, an early settler. The displays and information are well presented, and we were given a personal and extremely detailed tour...More

Thank Jacinda R
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Reviewed 26 January 2018

Entrance ticket to the museum was RwF 6000 and akin to the "Presidential palace" there were lady guides dressed in Rwandan traditional dress.This museum was the home of German resident Richard .Kandt and a lifesize statue of him is installed near the entrance of the...More

Thank MumbaiRiders
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

It was the first modern house build in Kigali in 1907 by Dr. Richard Kandt (a Polish-German explorer who came to look for the source of the river Nile and later became a German resident for Rwanda). It was known as Natural History Museum since...More

Thank oscar u
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Reviewed 1 November 2017

It is just a house with a history in Kigali, no museum here at least not when i visited. They also have a very small snake park and a pond with one baby crocodile. Nothing fascinating about the place. They can definately do much better...More

Thank Miano D
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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

This museum is being changed over to highlight the history of Rwanda. We had a guided tour with a very in depth history lesson. Very informative.

Thank DCody
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janviernsanzimana13
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Response from Gesmi2017 | Reviewed this property |
You would need to approach the Museum directly for that. I was simply a visitor.
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