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National Museum

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Ranked #6 of 19 attractions in Addis Ababa
Type: Museums
Traveler Description: This Museum has a wide variety of exchbits on three floors, telling stories from pre-historic, ancient and modern times. Of particular interest is... more »
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

This is an awsome place to visit. it gave me great happiness to see Lucy. and there rest of the artifacts are worthy to visit.

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Addis Ababa
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I go to the National Museum to learn about my ancestors who put the foundation and blue print for the modern Ethiopia. If you believe that you are travelling to Ethiopia and want to know the culture/history... then here you go.

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Sydney, Australia
14 reviews 14 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Went to see Lucy, but we were expecting more of the museum in general. It is quite run down with a number of the exhibits missing or not labelled. At only 10birr pp it was ok but they should charge more and spend some money improving the whole set up. For a national museum, it's pretty poor.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Good food, nice environment, convenient central location, close to National Museum. Try the local dishes but watch for the spicy ones!

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Located within walking distance of the Ethnological Museum and easily accessible from the street, Ethiopia’s National Museum covers a wide variety of topics under one roof. I visited on my second day in Addis Ababa and spent almost two hours on site. After paying admission (maybe 20 Birr) the first stop for most will be the fossil exhibit on the... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We had been left to believe that Lucy wasn't there but she was and it was pretty amazing to see our oldest ancestor

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Went with my 6 year old. We had a great time and it introduced her to some of artifices of places we visited on our trip. It was a quick visit,as she is young, but well work our time and the very minimal entrance fee.

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Liked the displays of LUCY and the other artifacts, there is no restrooms in the building but there is outside of it. (Bring your own toilet paper)

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Abbotsford, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

This is a small but lovely museum. It's claim to fame is 'Lucy' and I must admit that she was my main reason to visit. The museum is well laid out. It was an absolute steal at 10 birr - about 50 cents!

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San Jose, California
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

For an Ethiopian experience, this is an attraction worth visiting. But I was somewhat disappointed in the care of the museum; it just does not even come close to US standards. For example, they warn against flash photography, but have uncovered windows that allow the sun to shine directly on some of their paintings. The cleanliness of the exhibits is... More

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