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Address: King George VI St, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Phone Number: 111 117150
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8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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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We really enjoyed seeing different art and artifacts of Ethiopia's history. Lucy is the big attraction, but it was also interesting to see some of the thrones, crowns, and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed seeing different art and artifacts of Ethiopia's history. Lucy is the big attraction, but it was also interesting to see some of the thrones, crowns, and colorful art. Menilik II's car is out front too, rumored to be the first car in Ethiopia.

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Bahir Dar, null, Ethiopia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

I have been this place and it was nice go and see please, I had good taxi driver and fantastical. There is many place what you see in Addis.

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This museum has updated it's bottom floor where there is a lot of information on the history of Man and animals. The highlight is the replica of Lucy. There is a lot to learn and see, and there are descriptions in English if you don't take a guide. I always like using a guide. It is inexpensive and you will... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

In the center of Addis Ababa is the Ethiopian National Museum. Firstly, it is constructed as an Italian villa, although I am not so sure that I see that. Although it has been around for decades (1930’s), it was in the mid-1970s that the government supported the idea of having a National Museum that would exhibit the various objects that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I loved the nice tour guide and the amazing facts. You'll love it! With all the pictures and artifacts. Its breath taking. You'll be so glad you went.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Just go see Lucy... The rest of the museum has nothing of note. The basement has a decent exhibit on evolution - human and animal. Bring your glasses if you wear them, there's a lot to read! Do have a break, lunch, etc at the restaurant next door (also called Lucy). Quite nice and quiet in the bustle of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Read about the Lucy who is 3.2 million years Old so wanted to see her while I was in country. The museum was old and sparce but still a good See, cost was 10 birr. 50 cents. If your a history buff , you will enjoy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

The prehistoric bones and Lucy were great displays on the first floor ....after that it was all downhill....top 3 floors get worse as you walk thru....Not very well maintained displays....Not very organized....Not much of explanation of displayed items deeper you get into the museum....

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

An interesting museum although not in very good upkeep and many of the exhibits are poorly labelled with the possible exception of the palaeontology section and Lucy. An interesting collection of art on the first floor - much of it very colourful. The ethnographic collection on the second floor is worth a visit with quite a range of interesting artefacts.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

The National Museum is a four-floor building that you can walk through in half an hour, it's really quite small. Each floor has a different theme showing a part of Ethiopian history. The basement with the pre-historic exhibition about the beginnings of man is well done with good signs and a well-written story. The other floors then move on towards... More 

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Address: 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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