Kandt House Museum

Kandt House Museum

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Kandt house museum if natural history is a museum in Kigali Rwanda. It is under the responsibility of the institute of national museums of Rwanda.

Dedicated to Richard kandt, in his former home of German resident on Nyarugenge hill in Kigali city, which was turned into natural history museum since 2006.

Richard kandt was the first colonial governor of Rwanda, on behalf of Germany until early 1900s.At present day , the kandt house museum in Kigali comprises of three main parts.

The first part presents Rwandan life in all its aspects social, economic and political before the colonial period.

The second part traces the experience of the Rwandan people during the colonial period. Following the Berlin conference 1884 , the Belgians took over under the league of nations mandate after world war I. Richard Kandt’s life and deeds in Rwanda are covered here.

The third part covers the history of Kigali before, during and after colonial era. Kigali was made the capital upon independence in 1962.

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