Nyanza – Huye National Museum



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The National Museum at Nyanza/Huye, also known as the Ethnographic Museum, is a museum in the city of Huye, Rwanda. It is the largest museum in Rwanda and houses a collection of over 10,000 artifacts from the country’s history and culture.

The museum is divided into two sections: the Ethnographic Hall and the King’s Palace Hall. The Ethnographic Hall contains a collection of artifacts from the pre-colonial period, including traditional clothing, jewelry, weapons, and household items. The King’s Palace Hall contains a collection of artifacts from the Rwandan monarchy, including royal robes, thrones, and other ceremonial objects.

The museum also has a number of exhibits on the Rwandan genocide, which took place in 1994. These exhibits provide visitors with a better understanding of this tragic event and its impact on the Rwandan people.

The National Museum at Nyanza/Huye is a must-visit for anyone interested in learning about the history and culture of Rwanda. The museum is well-maintained and the exhibits are informative and engaging.

Here are some of the things you can expect to see at the National Museum at Nyanza/Huye:

  • Traditional Rwandan clothing, jewelry, and weapons
  • Household items from the pre-colonial period
  • Artifacts from the Rwandan monarchy
  • Exhibits on the Rwandan genocide

The museum is open daily from 8:00am to 5:00pm. Admission is free for Rwandans and children under the age of 12. Adults and foreign visitors pay a small admission fee.


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