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Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum

Bole Road, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
+251 11 515 6197
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Interesting stop in Addis

I recommend doing a little background research on the Derg rule in Ethiopia before going to the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
hannah n
Bagamoyo, Tanzania

Words fail. Do not make this part of a tourist itinerary. Small, dirty, disorganized, and poorly... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Bole Road, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
+251 11 515 6197
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recommend doing a little background research on the Derg rule in Ethiopia before going to the museum to give some context, but the place was interesting and well done. It't not huge so don't expect to spend more than an hour or so at...More

1  Thank hannah n
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Words fail. Do not make this part of a tourist itinerary. Small, dirty, disorganized, and poorly narrated. Unless you have previous knowledge of the Red Terror, you will have no idea what's happening at this very strange little museum.

Thank Naguchi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stumbled upon this while randomly walking around Adis. I never knew what happened in Ethiopia all those years ago and this attraction highlights the brutality of the regime and the barbarous act they committed against the people of Ethiopia.

1  Thank Aled D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Outstanding history and paintings A must see to understand the history of the country Does not take a lot of time

Thank Lili K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A small but must-see museum if you have a genuine interest in Ethiopia, its history and its people, ie those who actually lived the story of Derg terror. One of our taxi drivers was imprisoned by the regime. It´s sickening stuff however, and not an...More

3  Thank Travelboffin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here on the first morning of our stay and we're really glad we did. Before coming here I knew very little about the history of Ethiopia. However, the museum is very insightful and it is well worth going round with a guide to...More

Thank liam825
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a truly heartbreaking little museum. You leave feeling quite angry. Incidentally, Mengistu is still alive, living in exile in Zimbabwe and rumoured to be helping Mugabe. Don't forget to donate a few birr.

Thank adrianpritcha72
Reviewed June 20, 2017

The guide's personal experience gave a very real feel to the terror and helped us understand some of the issues that beset the proud nation.

Thank Adrian D
Reviewed June 18, 2017 via mobile

A guide, ex prisoner and survivor of the Derg era took us through the 20th century history of the country, sharing with us his own experiences. It is an interesting display and a moving story of cruelty which give a good understanding of the late...More

Thank Johan B
Reviewed June 18, 2017 via mobile

This museum depicts the horrifying historical events that happened to the Ethiopian people by the Derg regime during the mid 70s-late 80s. The displays are not very informative and lack proper explication. Thus, we left the museum confused with the actual chronological order of such...More

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March 19, 2017|
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Response from josorb | Reviewed this property |
I have been informed by Ethiopian colleagues that the museum is open daily from 08:30 to 17:00. Its really worth a visit.
July 8, 2016|
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Response from vituzzo | Reviewed this property |
Our visit with a guide lasted less than an hour. Of course it can be longer if you spend more time at each panel.
Turatsinze C
March 27, 2015|
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Response from Danuta O | Reviewed this property |
The museum is free but you can drop something in the donation box placed by the exit.