The richness of a country’s history and heritage are very important aspects that create an identity for people of any nation in the world.

Rwanda has a rich history that dates back to the Kingdoms, colonial and post colonial times; which has for long not been explored to attract local and foreign tourism, and create awareness on the culture of the Rwandan people.

Since 2007, the government of Rwanda decided to focus on the importance of museums and heritage sites by establishing the Institute of National Museums of Rwanda (INMR) as a way of restoring these historical values and aspects.

Before 2007 there was only one museum in Rwanda- this was called the national museum of Rwanda- located in former Butare province  which is now Huye district in the southern province of Rwanda. However, the number of museums has grown from one in 2007 to six museums in 2013.

These include- the Ethnographic museum in Huye, King’s Palace Museum-Rukari in Nyanza, National Art Gallery-Rwesero in Nyanza, Natural History Museum –Kandt House in Kigali, Presidential Palace-Kanombe in Kigali, and the Environmental Museum in Karongi.