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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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Hi I have visited the National Museum, the church at the top of the hill and last week the Rwanda genocide memorial and I can say out of this list this Red Terror museum and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a typical holocaust museum.....the atrocities are well documented, the guide is a survivor....there are poignant reminders "never again" that are good. Unfortunately, too many countries and races have had to go through this. Yes, this museum needs to exist and therefore is worth a visit just to support it.

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Edmonds, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's free and that's the best part. They ask for a donation and I felt obliged to give them something more out of pity than anything else. The most powerful display was the remains unearthed from a mass grave. Otherwise, most of it seemed like random things that didn't seem to have much relevance to the story they were trying... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hi I have visited the National Museum, the church at the top of the hill and last week the Rwanda genocide memorial and I can say out of this list this Red Terror museum and especially with the commentary of a surviver was top notch, by far the best. You need about 1 hour as it is not huge but... More 

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Whippany, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This small museum is a must stop in Addis. It presents a gripping description of the time under the Derg. No admission fee, but donations encouraged.

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good presentation of history that most of us in the West don't know about. Took us about 90 minutes and we felt we had covered it well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small museum dedicated to the memory of a difficult time in Ethiopia's history. Staffed by survivors of that era, it is impossible not to be moved after seeing its exhibit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

not everybody's idea of a tourist stop but if you want to understand the struggle that many people in Ethiopia have made you need to see this. all periods in history where man exhibits his extraordinary ability to inflict pain and suffering on his fellow man, this chapter should not be forgotten or diminished and red terrors ensures that will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I learned a lot from this visit. I am from that time and have witnessed first hand what occurred during those days. Our guide was soo knowledgeable.

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Thank Abiy B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a museum of events that went largely unreported in the west. The guides are some of the survivors and tell openly about the horror of living in a time of genocide. All within living memory. See the palaces and the museums but don't miss this.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Red Terror Martyr's Memorial Museum is a mercifully small one. It's compact and to the point on the horrors of the Durge regime, especially the plain dictats which sent so many people to their deaths. The museum is not for the squeamish; the bones of some of the victims testify to the reality of their suffering. Likewise their personal... More 

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