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Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum

Bole Road, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
+251- 11-5156197
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Ranked #1 of 20 attractions in Addis Ababa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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Old Airport
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

No matter whether you are familiar with the Derg this museum offers you a rich experience. Although you could walk it unaided, I strongly recommend taking a guided tour. The guides really bring the exhibits to life and offer a perspective (sometimes first-hand) which makes the compelling evocative.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Tragic, poignant and extremely informative. Keep in mind the guides are victims of the terror. Will change the way you see Ethiopia and the world.

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Vienna, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

with the voluntary guide the museum delivers a very comprehensive overview, with impressive demonstration material and many pictures. not too much to read. doesn't take long (30 min). and no entry fee. it delivers a history I never heard about before.

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Seattle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This exhibit was heart wrenching. Reminiscent of the Killing Fields of Cambodia. I went in alone, but later my friend came and the man from the desk showed her around, telling his story about being imprisoned, tortured, and having loved ones killed during the Derg. Then the nightmare really hit home. It is important to know what people have gone... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This is a great little museum. The images of the Red Terror period are astounding and there are incredible artefacts ranging from armaments and items of clothing to the skulls and bones of people who lost their lives. Like many Ethiopian museums, it's pretty thin on explanation so I'd recommend reading an overview of the Derg period before your visit... More

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

It is a very sad Museum. Red Terror took place in Ethiopia between 1976 to 1989. The military communist government in Ethiopia was trying to consolidate its power during this time and in the process started a systematic massacre of anyone they deemed opposition.It is a museum to commemorate this part of Ethiopia history where thousands of young people perished.

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Bay Shore, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We received a tour in English from a survivor of the Red Terror. It was a very informative and heartbreaking account of the recent history of Ethiopia.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I heard about this part of Ethiopia's history from different sources, some were friends' personal stories, but seeing is believing! Incredibly moving, couldn't stop my tears.

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North Berwick, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Maybe I get more out of reading about thngs than seeing visuals since I found the latter disappointngly poor and not in anyway able to bring over the horror of the time.

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