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National Museum

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Ranked #7 of 21 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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87 reviews 87 reviews
44 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is a very nicely organized museum. We went to see Lucy. A good deal of exhibitions here on two floors of the museum. Because of limited time we went through quickly. The cost was $10 USD per person.

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Genève
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111 reviews 111 reviews
38 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This is a small museum with nothing incredible but it is good to come and see it. You will see the remains of Lucy, and just for this it is good to come and spend less than one hour.

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Nairobi
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The skeleton of Lucy stands out. The rest of the archeological pieces took me through the history of Ethiopia. It was awesome! Anyone going to Addis don't miss out on this beautiful history of Ethiopia.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The modest 10 Birr entrance fee really doesn't break the bank, and this rather un-remarkable museum houses a number of interesting archeological artefacts and art pieces, making it an easy way to spend an hour here (although said objects are poorly displayed and labeled). The highlight is definitely the cavewoman Lucy who is displayed here, if only for the fact... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The visit to the museum was a good history lesson,going back all the way to the cradle of mankind and Lucy,and all those pictures of the kings of Ethiopia and then much more. it was a memorable experience

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

It really needs an update, but if you have a spare half hour, then the National Museum does have an impressive collection of hominid remains.

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Saint-Denis, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

The museum is purely based on artifacts and makes good for a trip through the Ethiopian history with images and statues ranging from royals to cave men. I

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I found the experience thought provoking as I tried to imagine someone who had lived over 3 million years ago now residing in a museum for us to view. Again, I loved seeing large groups of school children soaking up their history and asking their teachers lots of questions.

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London
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

I really want to rave about this museum, given it's content. But it's a bit disappointing. I studied early 'man' at university so was desperate to visit, but if I wasn't passionate about the content I'd be a bit disappointed. Lots to read, badly laid out, but really worth a visit just to see 'Lucy'. Not much else there, to... More

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Ann Arbor
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

An interesting small museum. I found the Ethnological Museum much more worthwhile, but I enjoyed seeing "Lucy" and related exhibits here.

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