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Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum

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Address: Bole Road, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Phone Number: +251- 11-5156197
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This is a very moving display that has been assembled by the victims of the Dergue. Anyone interested in Ethiopia's recent past should not miss it

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

This is a very moving display that has been assembled by the victims of the Dergue. Anyone interested in Ethiopia's recent past should not miss it

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Maldon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

This museum is probably the most important one to visit in Addis Ababa. It gives an insight into an appalling period of time, about which I'm afraid I knew little before I visited. Our guide had been a prisoner himself for a number of years, which made it all the more moving. The displays are of a high standard and... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Use the personal guides. You can pay as you wish. If you don't use a guide it just looks like a bunch of maps and artifacts with no context or meaning. This event is so important in Ethiopian history and the museum is a testament to it. It's a real privilege to hear about personal stories form people affected by... More 

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spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

I haven't been there recently but I guess this type of place doesn't change so much. It is ok and rather new, and with a very easy to find location. The terrace and restaurant were nice. But If your time is limited, I would rather go to one of the other more "traditional" museums. They are skind of run down... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Nice museum that collects the horrors of the Derg in one location. We had a personal guide who was a prisoner during this time that explained many of the events from a personal point of view. One very tough room to visit. Small and you can get through it quickly on your way to other sites.

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Nice, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

It's a holocaust museum. Interesting if depressing recent history. A room ful of skulls might scare children.

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Addis Ababa, Addis Abeba, Ethiopia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I like the location most, the restaurant is not international standard but good enough for local dining. Both the cafe and restaurant are kind of mixed together, the food is good, sometimes the service gets lazy still i keep going there because it is better than some restaurants in Addis.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Small museum about the Derg and Imperial regimes... Few pictures and some striking skeletons of martyrs...

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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

a great place to find out about the political history of Ethiopia. the museum is small, but powerful and our guide was amazing - he was held prisoner for 8 years and had many stories to share. Reminded me of the Holocaust museum in D.C, but much smaller

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

This great museum is located by confusion square, and you should visit. It tells the story about the Red Terror in a easy to understand kind of fashion, and is well informative and has a clean environment. It is free, but you should donate to the workers who have put the time in to make this such an amazing museum.

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