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Address: Algeria St Piazza Haile, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Phone Number: 251920747162

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Unfortunately they were suffering a power outage while we were there so some rooms were too dark to see, but they had very interesting displays on various regional customs and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Unfortunately they were suffering a power outage while we were there so some rooms were too dark to see, but they had very interesting displays on various regional customs and church artifacts. I very much enjoyed the preserved bedrooms and bathrooms from the imperial era.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Set within Haile Selassie’s former palace and surrounded by the beautiful gardens and fountains of Addis Ababa University’s main campus is the enthralling Ethnological Museum. Even if you’re not normally a museum fan, this one is worth a bit of your time – it’s easily one of the finest museums in Africa.It’s well worth coming to this museum twice; once... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Bit hard to find on the grounds of the AA University and uphill from the National Museum, but recommend you use a driver around Addis for safety/efficiency anyway. Leave 1-2 hours for this museum. Our driver was our tour guide and did a great job. Many of the displays came to life with local input. look out for the Totem-Tennis... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Set in the gardens of the University of Addis Ababa, the previous palace of the last emperor (Haile Selassie) is a museum (and library) for the university students. Exhibits from Ethiopia's past and culture are very well displayed and the visit is very educational for anybody wishing to really know more about this country and its art its heritage and... More 

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Located in the old imperial palace of the late Emperor Haile Sellassie, this museum comprises the emperor's "bedroom" and some other personal gifts presented to the emperor that mostly reflect European culture. The Museum captures the heritage of the past and present. It shows traditional art and the material culture of the peoples, nations and nationalities of the country. The... More 

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Located in the old imperial palace of the late Emperor Haile Sellassie, this museum comprises the emperor's "bedroom" and some other personal gifts presented to the emperor that mostly reflect European culture. The Museum captures the heritage of the past and present. It shows traditional art and the material culture of the peoples, nations and nationalities of the country. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Alemaywhu Melku (aka Alex Ethiopia) is an excellent guide ... we used him both in Addis Ababa and for day trips outside the city ... he would meet us promptly at our hotel every morning and escort us to the various sites we had agreed upon the previous day (he had many great suggestions) ... he is knowlegeable, flexible and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Haile Selassie's palace turned University. It is cool to see the mix of historical (the bathroom and bedrooms used by Mr. Selassie and wife) as well as students studying in the library area.

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

The Ethnological Museum is found inside Addis Ababa University main campus at Sidist Kilo.It was the former Emperor of Ethiopia,His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie I palace.Now this museum is the home of cultural collection from each tribes of Ethiopia. It presents in a very attractive way for visitors its cultural materials by arrangements. I highly recommend to visitors to visit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

An all-in-one info center, the Ethnological Museum provides general info (visual as well) about the various historic/cultural attractions of Ethiopia. Recommended to visit at start of tour as it will allow tourists to have a good insight into the various attractions as well as know what to expect.

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Address: Algeria St Piazza Haile, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Phone Number: 251920747162
Location: Africa  >  Ethiopia  >  Addis Ababa

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