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Kandt House Natural History Museum

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Museum in the city

Located on the west side of the city, slightly downhill from the commercial area. It offers a great... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Evanston, Illinois
Interesting but avoid "house tour"

This is a nice little museum that will give you an interesting perspective on the history of... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2018
London, United Kingdom
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90 St Kn, Kigali, Rwanda
+250 730 741 093
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 2 June 2015

Where else can you see an exhibit of live snakes in Kigali? This place is small, literally the house of a former German explorer and resident, and has been converted into a sort of living museum / natural history museum. Worth a visit if only...More

5  Thank RwandaFan
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 12 February 2015

This is a very interesting museum for people who are interested in stones and minerals.. for everyone else.. don't go there!! The tour is lame, they don't have much to display. (except for stuffed animals and toy dinosaurs). We thought it was absolutely not worth...More

3  Thank martinavb
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This gave me a background to the history of Rwanda. I did have a guide who read *every* notice board throughout the whole museum which I could have done without.... She was very sweet and I didn't want to be rude but it could have...More

Thank Helen T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located on the west side of the city, slightly downhill from the commercial area. It offers a great artifacts based on its natural resources of Rwanda

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Reviewed 14 October 2018

This is a nice little museum that will give you an interesting perspective on the history of Rwanda: people, food, tribes etc. Most if not all is structured around photographs. For some reason, we were told that we had to be accompanied by a guide...More

Thank kbr88
Reviewed 5 September 2018

Brief but well laid out museum covering the early colonial times in Rwanda - good background to understand the full history and context of the country.

Thank CoenCV
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

We visited Kandt House Museum on the last day of our 2 week Rwanda your. Found our visit extremely informative, the photo collection and history in this museum answered many questions I was wondering about when travelling around. We had an excellent tour guide and...More

Thank ShelleyM1316
Reviewed 19 July 2018

The museum talks about Rwanda period when European were subdividing Africa at their ease, Rwanda becoming a German colony till the end of 1st world war. You will discover how Rwabugili met a German explorer and how Germany established herself while discovering the source of...More

Thank Samsafarisrwanda
Reviewed 22 June 2018

Kandt House Museum (former Natural History Musum) showcases Rwandan History before, during and after colonial period.

Thank Rwanda M
Reviewed 17 June 2018

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
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
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

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29 October 2017|
Response from Gesmi2017 | Reviewed this property |
You would need to approach the Museum directly for that. I was simply a visitor.