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Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum

Bole Road, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
+251- 11-5156197
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Ranked #1 of 21 attractions in Addis Ababa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

The tour is well worth a good donation at the end. Our guide had been involved with the resistance movement (TPLF) featured in the museum and he was incredible. You'll be walked through the timeline of developments from the famine, to Selassie's removal, to the end of the 'Derg' - some very graphic, sad exhibits, but important to see to... More

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The museum doesn't charge an entrance fee, but welcomes any donations. The outlay of the museum is good, and it runs you through the history of Ethiopia. One can't leave there, without being moved by some of the scenes depicted. Definitely worth a visit, it's close to Meskel square.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

It's a small, moving museum that is well understood with a guide. It's free but best to leave a donation. Ask at the counter if there is someone who can show you around.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Ask one of the guys to take you on a tour and you will be taken through a journey of one of the lesser known genocides of the 20th Century. Taken in context to where Ethiopia is now its a lesson to many about how a country can move on from the past. S.

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Lander, Wyoming
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This museum is worth a visit, maybe an hour or so, but unless you have some background in Ethiopian history it will be hard to understand. We toured it on our own and were a bit confused about what happened and when. We put it together with some additional readings, but a guide would have helped. The museum does have... More

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Kampala, Uganda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Filled with a lot of political history in Ethiopia starting off with the beginning of the end of the reign of Emperor Haile Selasie...the numerous struggles characterised by poverty..starvation and social disgruntlement and finally the coup... The start of the bloody reign of Haile Mengistu Maryam...a brutal tyrannical murderer. ..the onset and finale of the Red Terror is clearl written... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Important to understand Ethiopian History : If you want to understand about the Derg impact on Ethiopia is a real personnal expirience. My guide was a former Derg prisioner so it gaves a strong impact. Altough there is now a fee to enter expect to give some tip to the guide.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

It was a very enjoyable trip to the Museum. It is right next to Meksele Square or also known as Revolutionary Square. This was the location where after the Socialist Revolution of 1974 many rallies were held by the leader Menguisu. He was the leader who caused a lot of change and turmoil in Ethiopia. It was to this turmoil... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Spending almost two hours in the company of a guide who painfully relived the reign of terror of the Derg as he guided us through the display was a most humbling and memorable experience. Don't miss it but please be prepared to be confronted by awful truths and the consequences of all our actions and inactions. The visit lasts with... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

While it is difficult to see all that went on during this tragic time in Ethiopia this is a very well organized and complete museum. Definitely a must visit.

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