Photograph of the National Museum of Rwanda in Butare

The National Museum of Rwanda in Butare is the flagship institution of the Institute of National Museums of Rwanda. The museum's collections contain maps, photos, historical materials, architectural and ethnographic displays, art objects, and artifacts documenting agriculture, hunting, fishing, basketry, pottery, textiles, wood-carving, and metallurgy. The museum's grounds are the site of gardens containing indigenous vegetation and a traditional craft training center.

Collection materials in the Rwanda Genocide Archive from the National Museum of Rwanda include testimonies on Rwandan history given by elders in the community, photographs from the Museum's holdings, and historical audio and video.

For more information: the website of the National Museum of Rwanda.

Click on National Museum of Rwanda Archives below to view materials from National Museum’s repository.

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