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King's Palace Museum, Butare

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History Museum · Museum
Educate yourself on the Rwandan people and culture with the collections of King's Palace Museum, where several halls house items coming from different aspects of life. Trace the evolution of traditional clothing and types of residences through the centuries, as well as how the people's agriculture, for example, has developed through the present. Built in 1989 with the help of the Belgian government, the museum also offers a detailed insight into the country's tumultuous history. Stop in the onsite shop to buy souvenirs and memorabilia. To visit King's Palace Museum and other attractions in Butare, use our Butare trip maker.
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  • 3 parts to the tour - the King's palace and smaller milk and beer huts are the most interesting. The royal cows are beautiful and worth a look. The modern palace / museum is a little odd but has some....  more »
  • The highlight of the visit were the LOVELY cows- truly, a uniquely Rwandan experience. The museum is very nice as well and our guide was very knowledgable.  more »
  • So informative and interactive. Great customer service. Highly recommend this stop to anyone who wants to understand Rwandan culture better.
  • When you are in Rwanda don't miss out visiting this place it has all the information about the leadership of kings in Rwanda and with a lovely culture. You will be guided through by an experienced guide and every thing you need to know about the kings of Rwanda will be provided. Make it a place to visit when in Rwanda.

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