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Address: Algeria St Piazza Haile, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Phone Number: 251920747162
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Very unusual museum

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
AntonioFonseca
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Lisbon, Portugal
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Poughkeepsie, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very well layed out museum, very interesting contents - I would recommend reading up on it ahead of your trip so you know what you are looking for.

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Shire, Ethiopia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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.

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Sligo, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

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 

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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!

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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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