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Reviewed 4 days ago

Wow... a very interesting place that has preserved history and time. By far one of the best museums in Addis and East Africa. Culture, history, location, and a glimpse into the past of Emperor Haile Selassie, this will be one of the highlights of your...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ralph D
Reviewed 5 days ago

About 1-200 word explanation of each culture, usually pointing out a particularly different aspect of that culture, with a few artifacts representing each culture.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank mlsreality
Reviewed 1 week ago

The lights went off in the middle of our visit. There is no AC, The exhibits are in poor condition, but they have priceless artifacts. Worth going, but keep low expectations

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Henry G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting museum, highlighting the diversity of Ethiopia's 86 ethnic groups. Displays showed various aspects of life for the varied groups from birth till the end of their lives. Also a very interesting display about Ethiopia's famous honey and how bush hives are attached to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is located within the Addis Ababa university. Many aspects of Ethiopian life and culture are on display here. Music instruments and old graves called waqas are very interesting. The emperor’s bed can also be seen.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank NesligulD
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum itself was great. 100birr per person. However the museum is located within the university, which would have been fine if the guard at the gates didn’t insist on keeping my partner’s ID. Given all we had given him was a driver’s licence. But...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank lingeesso
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

ESte museo fue el palacio del Emperador Haile Selassie, hoy sede de la Universidad y del Museo Etnológico. Es intersante la parte histórica , donde se recorren las habitaciones del Emperador y la Emperatriz, y luego todas las salas dedicadas a las costumbres y tradiciones...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank VilmaRosato
Reviewed January 13, 2019

Plan to spend 1-1.5h here, as there is a lot to see and explore. You can take a guide through the exhibits, but we noticed they summarised things you'd read and skip over items, so it seems you'd have to come back through on your...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank KJRtravel
Reviewed January 13, 2019

House in Haile Selaisse's palace which is part used by the university which is great. It was a very worthwhile visit too learn more of tribal customs. Some interesting artefacts which could be better displayed against the backdrop of palace splendour. Underwhelming emperors quarters. Grounds...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jon c
Reviewed January 12, 2019

The museum sits at the University campus and is surrounded by trees and greenery. As is so often the case, however, the exhibits are not as well presented as one might hope. But the museum is still a must when in Addis, we felt. Very...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Yes it is on the University campus as the previous person posted. It really is an unassuming building but worth the find.
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Patty6-13
Davis, California
Southern Ethiopia Tour arranged by Ephrem in Feb. 2018 (2 Replies)
We did a 4 day tour of the southern tribal area arranged by Ephrem & it was a highlight of our month long trip to Africa. He provided car, driver, excellent local guides in each village, hotels & meals. We made all the arrangements over the internet after reading these forums & it all went as planned. It was a life changing experience to see the different cultures & observe the dignity and pride of people who make do with so much less than westerners. For many of these people less is truly...More
March 23, 2018|
Response frombaby cake|
Hi, how much did you pay for your 4 days tour with Ephrem and what was included? Do you have his contact phone number in case there's no internet connection to email him when in Ethiopia. Many thanks.
Patty6-13
Davis, California
Southern Ethiopia Tour arranged by Ephrem in Feb. 2018 (0 Replies)
We did a 4 day tour of the southern tribal area arranged by Ephrem & it was a highlight of our month long trip to Africa. He provided car, driver, excellent local guides in each village, hotels & meals. We made all the arrangements over the internet after reading these forums & it all went as planned. It was a life changing experience to see the different cultures and observe the dignity and pride of people who make do with so much less than westerners. For many of these people less is truly...More
March 23, 2018|
993benjaminm
Newport Beach, California
Six days in Addis (5 Replies)
I currently have a trip planned for six days in Addis. Will there be enough to keep busy during that time in the city? There's a handful of things I see popping up as recommended like the Ethnological Museum, etc. but it I don't have a whole lot on my itinerary right now. Also, should I feel free to take pictures while I'm out and about or would the camera be likely to be snatched or make me stick out even more to the pick pockets, etc.? It's a pretty nice one, so I'd hate to lose it, but...More
January 14, 2014|
Response fromNurelegn W|
It seems very long Time . If Addis is your type of Enjoyable city you will definatly be Bussy walking , using the Minibuses, and diffrent atrctions. You dont have to worry about it If you stay on the main Street. For precaution Hold your camera tightly. You dont have to worry. Never herd of Camera snatching . There are Mobile phone Snatching DURING when the day is getting Dark and some neighboyr hoods. If you get in Merkato byourself becarful the palce around the recycling Market (...More