The memorial is the final
resting place for more than
victims of the Genocide against the Tutsi
A place for remembrance and learning
The Kigali Genocide Memorial is the final resting place for more than 250,000 victims of the Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. It honours the memory of the more than one million Rwandans killed in 1994 through education and peace-building.
Book your visit
If you are visiting the memorial in a large group, or have special requirements, please use our booking form.
8:00am – 5:00pm
(last entrance is at 4:00pm)
7 days a week
(except the last Saturday of each month)
On the last Saturday of each month, the memorial is open from 1:00pm to 5:00pm due to Umuganda community work (last entrance is at 4:00pm).
The Kigali Genocide Memorial is located in Gisozi, ten minutes drive from the centre of town. The easiest way to reach the memorial is by car or taxi.
The Kigali Genocide Memorial is a guided experience. Visitors can choose to be guided by one of the staff or purchase the KGM digital guide which provides an audio-visual tour.
The Kigali Genocide Memorial relies on the generous support of friends and donors. If you would like to support our work through a gift or a financial contribution, simply donate via our donate page.
May 15 2017
Rwanda shows the world that peace is possible – Morgan Freeman visits the Kigali Genocide Memorial
Remembrance & Learning Tours
Our Remembrance & Learning Tours take you across Rwanda to visit important historical sites and memorials. You will also meet with survivors, communities and policy leaders to learn about the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi and peace building efforts.
Become a Friend
Join us to remember and educate about the Genocide against the Tutsi and support survivors.
The Kigali Genocide Memorial receives thousands of visitors every week. Many leave messages of hope, remembrance and peace in our digital guestbook.
Share your own message of remembrance, peace and hope with the world. Stand alongside Rwandans as we remember our friends and family killed in the 1994 genocide.
“A beautiful final resting place created out of a horrendous tragedy,” John Kerry wrote in the Kigali Genocide Memorial’s guestbook. “Thank you for your work in prevention and healing.”