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.

Opening hours

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).

Getting there

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.

Guided Experience

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.


November 18 2016
Rwandan women share experiences on rebuilding the country after Genocide

The Kigali Genocide Memorial has hosted more than 60 guests and participants for the monthly Ubumuntu Exchange to discuss the role of women in Rwanda’s development. The session begun with a ...

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.

Featured Message


Watch Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the IMF, share her impressions of the Kigali Genocide Memorial and her insight on how best to prevent mass atrocities.