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Address: Algeria St Piazza Haile, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Phone Number: 251920747162
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You can find the famous Lucy inside, just for that is already worth the visit. Then all the information and organisation of the museum is worth to pay a visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You can find the famous Lucy inside, just for that is already worth the visit. Then all the information and organisation of the museum is worth to pay a visit.

Thank 3x3Pro
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Wow, so much to look at!We really enjoyed wandering through this museum with its fabulous collection of religious art, various ceremonial objects, crosses etc but also enjoyed taking a peek at the royal bedrooms and their bathrooms.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This museum is located at Addis Ababa University and it is so worth the visit. Each region of Ethiopia is represented and each display is very well documented. If you are living in Addis, this is a must see because the museum artifacts help explain the different cultures throughout the country.

1 Thank ajfenn2016
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Ethnological (also referred to as ethnographic) museum of Ethiopia is relatively well organized. It showcases summary of the entire country. in addition, the fact that it is a former palace of Emperor Haile Selassie makes it even more exciting. Especially people who visit Addis Ababa University should not go back without visiting this place.

Thank YaredD22
Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Ethnological Museum was actually closed when I visited due to it being a public holiday (Eid al-Adha) but I am writing this to alert fellow travelers to potential siren scams by scammers claiming to be students from Addis Ababa University. The gist of my encounter was as follows: - After visiting the National Museum and lunch at Lucy Restaurant... More 

2 Thank isaacl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Please add this to your list of things to do; the museum could use a facelift but the inside is very educational and culturally enriching. The history and culture of Ethiopia is deep and fascinating. The guide knew his way around all the aspects of the museum and was also engaging me on how our cultures intersect and I found... More 

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Poughkeepsie, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well worth a visit, this museum's highlight is a floor dedicated to exploring various of Ethiopia's many regions' cultural traditions. The exhibits are organized by following the human life-cycle events from birth to death, and highlighting a particular culture's approach to each. The exhibit includes clothes, toys, tools, spiritual items, musical instruments, photographs, and stories, with very well-written explanations. Housed... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

This was an unusual museum with pieces from Ethyopia. Nice to se the clothes and the habits of the natives.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

It was the largest museum in Addis Ababa. Guide in this museum was so good and the museum contained lots of topics such as Coffee ceremony, games etc... which was ao good. Though the enterance fee was bit expencive than other museum it was worthwhile. The guide said that they are going to expend about 2 yrs later, so if... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016

As other musems in Ethiopia, this could improve a bit its installations, but still it is a wonderful place, a must, really. Go at the beginning of your trip, because you will learn so much here. It is not exhaustive, but very didactic. It tells the culture and tradition of different ethnies in Ethiopia not following a geographical division, but... More 

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