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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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Good museum but take a torch!

This is a good museum to explore Ethiopian history and especially the early human discoveries. The basement exhibition on Lucy and other early humans is very well curated with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

This is a good museum to explore Ethiopian history and especially the early human discoveries. The basement exhibition on Lucy and other early humans is very well curated with lots of information, the higher floors are more haphazard. The statues in the garden are also interesting. But, all the times I have been there (roughly 3) there has been some... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The national museum has beautiful garden and the exhibitions over three floors are informative and interesting, which include Lucy (replica).

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Fayetteville, West Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

They are doing a lot of renovations which are huge improvements. The bottom floor extremely well done, however, they are a lot more work to go on the rest of the museum. Definetly worth one's time to explore.

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Here is where your race starts. Lucy, the first human being, 3,000,000 years old, is here. Mr. Obama has visited her while his trip to Ethiopia and he has the access to touch Lucy, three million year old mama. The archeologist Ethiopian doctor said "extraordinary people have the access to extraordinary things." As he explain President Obama's touching Lucy. Everybody... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

Lucy has one of the most fascinating story that every one should know about. It could be done better but the over all story telling is good. I recommend yo visit it once in the life time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Lucy is in the lower level of the Museum - but she's not the only reason this is a "must do"in Addis. The information on the panels is very interesting and they are well laid out. You can easily spend a very happy hour here - but don't set time aside for the ground level or upstairs.

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Well i wasn't really fan of a museum but the fact that you can see Lucy in Ethiopian national Museum is one of the biggest reason for me to come. They have three different entrance price for visitor (Local, Foreign with Residence ID, and foreigner). I love the painting part, i can see some good painting on the wall.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The archeologic floor is very complet. You discover here als in the national museum an interessant way of presentation. By the comparisons that are made, you come to a beter understanding of different ages. A cocoricco...this stage has been subvention with French money, their passion, culture!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

it great introduction to Ethiopian culture and history. it is so nice to see Lucy and know where is my routs and an sisters. i'm so delightful in this collection of the Museum

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I paid 10 birr to enter and it was money very well spent. One thing that strikes you is how rich Ethiopian culture is. The museum is an interesting blend that depicts the cradle of mankind and the rich Ethiopian heritage. "Lucy's" remains are kept here as well as various other aspects and remains of the early man. Aspects of... More 

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