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Address: King George VI St, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Phone Number: 111 117150
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This museum’s greatest treasure is the partial skeleton of...

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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Lucy is in the Basement

Not really - only a replica of the famed Lucy resides there. This museum costs only about $1 to visit and has some interesting items from old bones to cultural, historical items... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Orlando, Florida
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65 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not really - only a replica of the famed Lucy resides there. This museum costs only about $1 to visit and has some interesting items from old bones to cultural, historical items to artwork. Don't expect too much and you won't be disappointed. A guide is available for tips and is helpful.

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Detroit, Michigan
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A very good museum with allot of archaeological artifacts, historical garments and furniture from past kings and emperors. Home of Lucy - the earliest homo sapien specimen

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Thank mrstevelockhart
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Where else can you see the oldest "human" bones in the world? Btw spoiler it's not lucy. Great exhibits. Great price. Must see. Get a tour if you want, I didn't but I kinda sorta listened in on a tour guide. It made the experience a bit better, but I'm a wanderer. Definitely a must.

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Thank Jason B
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The story of Lucy is quite a fascinating tale! The artifacts are reasonably presented...however if you have any disability regarding mobility it would be difficult to view the museum.

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Thank Wandaterry S
Halkidiki Region, Greece
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266 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum cost 10 Birr to go into and it is a must visit to see Lucy. The exhibition is downstairs and it not only has the skeletal remains of Lucy but the remains of a few others that are also dated around the same time. This is the best part of the Museum and for me the only part... More 

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georgia
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82 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had to go to the national museum to see lucy. The museum is very small and unimpressive. Not much upkeep, however we did enjoy it. Takes about 45 minutes.

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Thank territraveler
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Here she is! Lucy, our oldest ancestor lies here. I think this should be a must stop even if you are passing by Addis for a few days.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The best part was seeing Lucy, and Salem was really cool too. I did like seeing some of the old fashions, but it isn't really very exciting other than those two. If you have time, stop in, but don't make it a destination.

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Thank TravelFar33
Saltfleet, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum was very well laid out and accessible. We had our own guide with us, but all the exhibits were clearly labelled with excellent explanations. Seeing Lucy in the country where she was found made the visit worthwhile by itself. A must-see attraction in Addis.

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Thank Andrea W
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Most of the museum is old and a fresh up would help a lot. The most interesting part is Lucy in the basement of the museum with a good explanation.

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