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King's Palace Museum, Butare

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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
    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. 
    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 »
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  • A nice place to visit with Rwandan monarchy history and amazing Inyambo cows/royal cows with long horns.
  • Had a great visit. The guide absolutely brought it alive

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