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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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A must see to understand Ethiopian recent past

Very powerful experience. Not for the faint-hearted. It depicts the Red Terror in detail and remembers all those who died senselessly during those difficult times. It is still a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Very powerful experience. Not for the faint-hearted. It depicts the Red Terror in detail and remembers all those who died senselessly during those difficult times. It is still a very recent past. Entrance is free and it is definitely worth it to accept the guide services (for a modest tip), as you will miss much if you go in there... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

there is not much in this museum and it is fairly badly set out. In all fairness - it is set up and run by victims. They will also try to get you to give them money on the way out.. free to go in but a donation expected for the upkeep. Given that Addis has little going for it-... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

The value of passing by this museum cannot be overstated. You can't help but be moved by the information that you will receive there. A dark part of, not only Ethiopia's but, Africa's history. One that we would all do well to partake in though...

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

YOU MUST GO. If you want to understand Ethiopia, you have to go to the "Red Terror Martyrs Museum." We just don't know. From Edna Mall, it's only a three birr mini-bus ride up to the Stadium location. From there you simply walk back about one block. It's extremely cheap and totally enriching. The fee is very minimal. Extremely cheap.

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Mount Kenya National Park, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The guides at Red Terror Martyr's Memorial Museum have first-hand experience of this period in Ethiopian history. Not only do they show you the photographs, clothing, bones and other artefacts immortalizing the heroes and dissenters of the regime, they also share their personal stories. One hour is enough time. Free admission, but leave a small donation at the door.

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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

To know the history of the period of Communism!The Derg made terrible things that must not be done never again.

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We managed to squeeze this museum in during our short time in Addis and it is probably one of the most touching experiences we have ever had. The whole tour will take no longer than 30 mins but during that time a guide will take you through the sadly violent past of Ethiopia from the demise of the emperor, to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Do take the offer of a guide- without it will be lost on you. Though the presence of this museum is highly debated you really should go!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Pretty depressing but very informative. The staff were very helpful in explaining everything. Free entry but you can donate. They are still collecting information and building the collection.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This museum is very unique and a must-see for those interested in recent Ethiopian history. It can be quite depressing, but important to get a good understanding of the full story of this country.

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