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Address: Algeria St Piazza Haile, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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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... read more

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

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 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Great museum on the grounds of University of Addis Adeba. The building is the old palace of Haile Selassie and was turned over to the museum in the 60s. It was build in the early 20s and was the seat of the emperor, except for a periode from 1936 to 41 because of the italian occupation. You can see the... More 

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

I went many time in this museum with my customers and all of them are very happy there are a lot of things to see everything thing is interesting if you went this museum easily you will have ideas about Ethiopian nation nationality life style from childhood til death...

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

While the museum gives a reasonable crash course in Ethiopian culture, you've probably already seen, heard and tasted most of it if you've spent more than a week in the country. I arrived at 4pm while the museum closes at 5. An official guide offered to show me around and literally dashed me through the museum, almost reading the information... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

For a museum that is located on the campus of Addis Ababa University, I expected a better display. The exhibits look as though they were placed there and then forgotten. There is no attempt to make the displays interesting. Have a look, but don't go out of your way.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

I enjoyed this museum very much for all the reasons others have cited, until I needed to go to the restroom. There was no paper (and this was early in the day) and you needed to grab a bucket of water from a large can in order to flush. There was no water in the sink to wash your hands.... More 

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Way better choice for a museum in Addis. Well done, detailed, rich - a true gem for Ethiopian culture.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The museum is very well laid out and takes you from birth to death in traditional Ethiopian life. The religious artwork was fascinating, but the signs on the glass cases were hard to read. I would have appreciated a better description of the "masters of the sagging cheeks" and "masters of the eyelashes" and what it all meant. Best I... More 

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

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