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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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Very nice museum with great things to see related to the heritage and culture and history. Nice staff to guide you as well.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Khartoum, Sudan
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Khartoum, Sudan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Very nice museum with great things to see related to the heritage and culture and history. Nice staff to guide you as well.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Stopped by this museum based on its TripAdvisor rating. It is quite small and boasts a good array of imagery, artifacts and original writings from the Derg era. If you don't know anything about the Derg or how it affected Ethiopia in the late 1900s I suggest either reading up before you go to the museum or pay for a... More 

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Delft, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

It is a small museum, but it carries a punch. I don't think I will ever forget the side room with the skulls and the bones. terrifying. The number of casualties from the Red Terror is unbelievable.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Visited this museum in July 2015. There is no admission fee but there is a place to make donations at the end of year tour. Prior to visiting this museum I admittedly had very little knowledge of this piece of history in Ethiopia. For a better understanding of the experiences of Ethiopians during the Derg regime, this visit is a... More 

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Espoo, Finland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Free museum, donations accepted and encouraged, telling the story of the communist era of Ethiopia. Wished more information in English to really understand the story.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Though this is interesting for someone who wants to know more about the terror that happened here, it is not for everyone. The photos are vivid and real. I would definitely not take children here. It's free to enter, but they do request a donation.

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Khartoum, Sudan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

The museum is small and the pictures and stories are very touching. I was so sad seeing the wealth of Ethiopia is murdered without trial, and i was so happy seeing the people who made this were put in jail. I had very mixed emotions it's happened in all our African countries to kill your people to stay in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

As parents of refugee immigrants from Ethiopia, I have always knew why they left many years ago...but never really understood the feeling the RED TERROR WAR had on them! As I walked though the museum a friendly old man greeted me and explained to to that he has also been a victim of this war..later on asks me what brings... More 

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

As if I bore them all in one night, They slew them in a single night.’ These were the words spoken by the mother, whose four teenage children were all killed on the same day by the Derg, who officially opened the small but powerful ‘Red Terror’ Martyrs Memorial Museum in 2010. Over the space of a couple of rooms... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The museum is small and does not charge a fee, although donations are desired. Be sure to see this to see some of what this nation has endured in recent history. The story is grim, but very worthwhile

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