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Address: Algeria St Piazza Haile, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Phone Number: 251920747162
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Very interesting museum - get a tour guide

There are tour guides at the entrance who'll bring you round and you just have to tip them Worth a visit - the museum is set in the middle of Addis University -so there's a good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Sligo, Ireland
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Shire, Ethiopia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There is a little for everyone, the ethic groups of Ethiopia, the way they live, eat and worship. Also religious art and the uniqueness of Ethiopian musical instruments.

Thank ruthethiopia
Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was lucky to be a part of a group visiting the basement of this museum,where you see artifacts that are not on display in the musuem. It's really an educational tour, I learned a lot and I'd go back again. And highly recommended to those who just arrived in the country.

Thank Igorotak06
Sligo, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are tour guides at the entrance who'll bring you round and you just have to tip them Worth a visit - the museum is set in the middle of Addis University -so there's a good atmosphere around of young people and learning etc. The museum itself is a bit dishevelled, but that kind of adds to the uniqueness -... More 

Thank Rathcarrick
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Great place - well laid out and preserved, showing history and culture with good sort explanations, and including the bed chamber of the Emperor!

Thank nadyakay2016
Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

We stopped at this museum, located on the grounds of Addis Ababa University, on our way back from Entoto. The collection is housed in a palace built and occupied by Emperor Haile Selassie. Artifacts are organized in a manner that celebrates the cycle of life across the multiple cultures of Ethiopia. We were lucky enough to have an excellent guide,... More 

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

This museum has very interesting exponats from allover Ethiopia. If you watch them with attention, you may notice how inventive and creative simple and poor people were in the past and they still are in very harsh life conditions. Plus there is a piece of the glorious fight-history Ethiopians had against the Italian colonialists. Also the surroundings are interesting and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

You can get a guide but I just walked around as there are a lot of info boards. Really liked the musical instruments section.

Thank dangusman
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

This museum is housed in the heart of the University...and is very rich in its display and information. I visited it at the end of my holiday which was helpful to recap all the different parts and different sub-cultures we had seen during our trip.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016 via mobile

If short of time then maybe not the first choice though the two people I was with really liked it. Static displays of 'history' and 'culture'. The best bits were the private chambers and his bathroom!

Thank johnsuggestions
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016 via mobile

It was surprised to know that this museum were belong to Addis Ababa university and it is really very rich with historical information

Thank Selma A

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