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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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You can't miss it if you're in Addis

It was probably the best experience we had during our entire stay in Addis. It is very interesting to get to know what happened during the red terror, as someone who didn't have a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

It was probably the best experience we had during our entire stay in Addis. It is very interesting to get to know what happened during the red terror, as someone who didn't have a clue. The guides are very good in telling what happened, and give an understanding to the events.

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

This museum is situated a short walk from the city centre. The good photographs are very moving, and gives you a sense of being where it happens. It is very well worth a visit. It is no entrance fee.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

You can tell the museum doesn't receive much funding, which is a shame, as I am sure it could be far more powerful if it did.. However, it's certainly worth a visit - make sure you get a guide because that is what really brought it all to life. It's free but runs on donations.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Be prepared to see some gory scenes like skulls, etc. The visit was enhanced by the guide who was a victim and gave chilling facts. We did not really know about this era until the visit. No fee but donations are welcome.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I'm so glad I came and visited, after 6 months in Addis, it was the last museum on my list, and probably the most powerful in terms of its subject matter. I went with a couple of Ethiopian friends (it's a constant surprise to me that they rarely visit their own museums), and it sparked a lot of discussion afterwards... More 

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

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

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

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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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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