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Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum

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Address: Bole Road, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Phone Number: +251- 11-5156197
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Interesting but disturbing museum, small so can do in an hour or 2.

Very interesting and moving museum about a difficult period in Ethiopian history. Would be nice if there are guides but I did have a local Ethiopian friend who was able to give... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very interesting and moving museum about a difficult period in Ethiopian history. Would be nice if there are guides but I did have a local Ethiopian friend who was able to give me some of the relevant history. Done tastefully but did not hold back on the graphic nature of the history to get the point across.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Probably best do some reading beforehand since the signs don't really connect the dots for you. But the items in the museum are all too real and convey an acute sense of tragedy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Sam; but vivid museum - very moving. Helps to have the guide explain as the narrative is not always clear.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The descriptions for this museum were a bit lacking unless you have a good guide. It is also quite small. There is a separate room with dozens of skulls in it of the Derg's victims that is quite shocking. Worth a visit if you have the time, but I would not say museums should be your top to-do if you... More 

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Thank backwardsd4
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow, goose bumps was all i cam say. It is very graphical and moving and sad. All must visit this museum and learn one part the history of Ethiopia. Just wow!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We didn't really know what to expect before visiting this museum but it was amazing and very moving to find out more about this period of history, which we previously knew very little about. We went round with a museum guide/volunteer and at first were wondering if we'd made a mistake, as we initially found it difficult to follow what... More 

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Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place tells the Ethiopian history in the best narration possible. It sad that over half a million people had to lose their lives when the then incumbent regime that took over after the coupe was in place. I learnt that many of the perpetrators are living it large in Ethiopia and in other neighbouring countries..It was very sad when... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is not your average museum. It will only take about an hour to work through in entirety but the material is heavy going and a very up front look at the terrible genocide that occurred in Ethiopia. Really confronting but all the same I am glad that I went and reviewed the museum so I could better understand what... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The sober building tells a haunting part of Ethiopian history that is not very known in the west. The communist regime that took place after the coup against emperor Haile Selassie killed half a million people in the country.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The exhibits were good but they could have done a much better presentation. Sequencing the events with timelines would have helped visitors who didn't know the country's history (like me) to understand better. Inspite of having good artifacts they didn't do justice to the museum. Appeared to be an attempt to keep it small hence losing the opportunity to stir... More 

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