Ethnographic Museum in Rwanda

Ethnographic Museum in rwanda


Ethnographic museum is the largest Museum in Rwanda known by most people as Butare Museum, it was gifted to the government of Rwanda by the Belgium’s king Bodouin in the late 1980’s.


It’s about 35 kilometer’s drive from Kigali city center .This Museum was turned in to one of the Africa’s finest ethnographic collections and a learning place for geopolitics, culture and the history of Rwanda.


Rwanda’s Stone Age hidden history and traditions are found in this museum and also famous for the death of Queen Dowager Rosalie Gicanda the wife of Rwandan King Mutara 111 of Rwanda on the 20th-April-1994 during Genocide.


Ethnographic Museum contains seven galleries which displays artistic, historical ethnographic and archaeological artifacts accompanied by visual aids that gives tourists a remarkable insight in to Rwandan culture, it also displays moving on items used in the hunting, pottery, woodwork, Agriculture, weaving and Animal Husbandry.


Ethnographic museum also helps to show the social importance of cattle, architecture and the Descendants of the Royal Herds.

The last room reveals beliefs at the Museum reveals beliefs, culture, poetry oral tradition, cosmology and traditional customs.