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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
Type: Specialty Museums
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Castle Rock, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We had a great guide who experienced this period in Ethiopia's history. This is a must see and you should choose to have a guide for the tour. It was very enlightening for my wife and I.

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Karatu, Tanzania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The museum had a very nice flow and was justifiably dramatic, it could use more signage that explains what the items on display are, and could also use more background information on the history behind these events. Also some more context for the displays would have been good

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

A relatively small museum but good in terms of illustrating the period of military dictatorship and it's impact. The end of this period, 1991 is not even a generation ago so this is an important visual statement.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We had a wonderful guide who experienced this period in Ethiopia's history. It was very enlightening for me and my students.

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Manassas, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

THe tragegy of this museum is important for three reasons. First, to record the history of what happened in the atrocities during this time period. Second, because the musuem is guided by witnesses to the events. Third, because no one knows it happened and we all should know and learn from the oppression, fear, and intimidation that Ethiopians suffered and... More

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This brings the reality of the tragic nature of the loss of life during this period to the attention of the observer. It is a history lesson, the victims being given a face and not just a number, and it seemed akin to the that of a holocaust museum; at least that is how it felt to me: it teaches... More

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Gurgaon, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

You can get help from the curators who are there. The pictures and artifacts are telling. If you really want to appreciate the impact of what is displayed, you have to really spend at least a couple of hours and take help from the curators to understand the history behind the museum.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

A well-documented accounting of the horrors of the Red Terror Ethiopia faced. The museum is rather small and does not take long to go through. The exhibits are helpfully explained with English panels, but having a guide take you through the museum is recommended. The museum is free but certainly worth a donation at the end to help preserve and... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

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

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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