Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum

Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum, Addis Ababa

Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum

Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum
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St Lucia51 contributions
I am living in Addis and have visited twice this year. A sobering part of history and well worth a visit. However, since some disorder after Ramadan in mid 2022 the museum has be significantly damaged, has not been repaired and as of yesterday (Mid July 2022) is still closed.
Written July 25, 2022
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angelafloresph
Davao City, Philippines8 contributions
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Top tip: This museum is best with a tour guide. The guide who took us around had a very personal story about the troubled times in Ethiopia. It made our visit more meaningful.

There are indeed many museums that show splendour and you often leave in awe of the richness of a culture. At Red Terror, what we had was a conversation, an insightful and deep recollection of a past that shaped the new aspirations of Ethiopia. Remembering the martyrs through this museum has been excellent, told by someone who was a victim of that bloody past. As he took us from one exhibition to the next, he recalled his childhood, losing family and friends, the pains of that journey. It was very personal and intimate. Not many museum visits are similar to this one.

What touched me was when he said 'I will be grateful to them until my last breath' as he remembered the martyrdom of those that gave him the freedom he now enjoys.
Written January 25, 2020
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Justin W
Canberra, Australia377 contributions
This museum along with the National are the two must-see places in Addis Ababa IMO.
This museum focusses on the history of the coup against the emperor and the terror that occurred under the military Derg government. It focuses on the role people played to overturn the military rule. It is worth it just to pay respect to those who died.
Written January 20, 2020
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Roberto F
5 contributions
The subject matter of this museum is very powerful and important to have, however there is very little explanation of the historical events.

Not knowing the back story, it is difficult to put the pieces together.

I understand the museum is funded by donations only. I wouldn’t have minded paying a small entrance fee and have a short few paragraphs written about what I was about to witness before entering the exhibit room.

The staff was friendly and welcoming.
Written March 13, 2020
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Cristina
Rome, Italy4 contributions
It's a highly educational space with knowledgeable staff, but the presentation really needs an update and better English translations.

As others, I agree it's a powerful place that tells an important part of Ethiopian history; but the experience would be tenfold better if the collection was presented in a far more clearer manner.

Still worth a visit!
Written July 28, 2020
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RichT529
Alexandria, VA356 contributions
An interesting museum but one that does not provide sufficient context. The museum assumes visitors’ knowledge of the red terror as well as when and why it occurred. An introductory placard could easily provide this information and thus make the museum more meaningful to foreign visitors.
Written March 10, 2020
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Katily
38 contributions
Couples
Very interesting to learn about this period in Ethiopian history. Some fascinating documents and artefacts on display. It is helpful to have a basic understanding of the history before going to the museum as there is no context/ explanation given to those who have never heard the history of this period before.
Written January 2, 2020
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Ayman A.A
Amman, Jordan39 contributions
I walked all the way from my hotel to visit this museum. The museum is super small and old. The staff were almost sleeping and the electricity were down, so no light to see or read anything. I recommend calling before going and make sure to make other plans on this day!
Written May 28, 2020
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Efi K
Athens, Greece25 contributions
I visited the museum in february 2020. I found it very interesting. It's not a typical museum. Through photos and other materials introduces visitors to a terrible period of ethiopia's history. You learn a lot, you think a lot, you get a little sad but it's worth visiting.
Written March 1, 2020
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EFI Kont
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I found a very interesting experience this visit. Historical facts together with photos and other materials create a special and unique atmosphere. You become a little sad but i recommend it very much. No entrance fee , only by donation
Written February 29, 2020
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