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Address: King George VI St, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Phone Number: 111 117150
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Description: This museum’s greatest treasure is the partial skeleton of "Lucy," a tiny...
This museum’s greatest treasure is the partial skeleton of "Lucy," a tiny human believed to have lived over three million years ago.
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Lower floor has the highlight

Lucy and other very interesting skeletons shown at the lower level in informative exhibition. All other floors unfortunately are kept in poor lighting amd very little information... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Espoo, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Lucy and other very interesting skeletons shown at the lower level in informative exhibition. All other floors unfortunately are kept in poor lighting amd very little information. But, because of Lucy (3.18 million years old), the museum is worth the visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The national museum of Ethiopia is an old museum. I saw so many good and historical items here. The art gallery is very rich.

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

You have to go here. I was able to see the Skeleton of Lucy. Also, there's a timeline of when writing was discovered and life was created.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Not a bad place to get an overview for your visit to Ethiopia. You must see Lucy so you understand where we all came from. I was a bit disappointed in the limited collection and display, but it's a great start. We brought 3 young boys and they wanted to touch everything which was a nightmare. It's not really designed... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

The highlight of the museum is Lucy's skeletal remains, from over 3 million years ago. There are also more recent artifacts. But the national museum could benefit from better upkeep and a facelift. I hope the international community, especially the natural history museum of Nee York and Washington DC would take this museum under their care. Not sure how one... More 

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Brier, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Great variety --- Lucy and extinct animals, artifacts from various dynasties, modern art, really enjoyed it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The Ethiopian National Museum in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia houses archaeological artifacts showing the history of Ethiopia from prehistoric times to the modern day. It contains historical, cultural and archeological heritage. The museum is divided into paleontology and pre history section (The 3.2 million year-old skeleton of "Lucy" is in this museum. That is the oldest hominid that has ever been... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Lucy exhibit was great, and other displays need some sprucing up and new lighting ... but otherwise a must-see. Plan for about an hour. there are a few pieces of artwork in the grounds, and not to be missed are the giant ethiopian leopard tortoises. There were 3 beauties there when i visited. From near their pen is an entrance... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This museum has a great display of fossils (probably copies of the real ones) of animals and humanoids. The most famous is that of "Lucy" - the 3.2 million years old fossilised upright humanoid discovered in 1974. (We were told that the name "Lucy" came from a Beatles song of the time called "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds".) The... More 

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Mombasa, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

There is a lot of history here and you should really take the time to read through each display- a lot of work has gone into them. Obviously the best part is seeing the remains of Lucy, but there are great paintings, pottery, and carvings unique to Ethiopia. The teeth from humanoids and other species were very interesting. Definitely a... More 

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Address: King George VI St, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Phone Number: 111 117150
Location: Africa  >  Ethiopia  >  Addis Ababa
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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