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Address: King George VI Street, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Phone Number: +251 94 063 7476
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8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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This museum’s greatest treasure is the partial skeleton of...

This museum’s greatest treasure is the partial skeleton of "Lucy," a tiny human believed to have lived over three million years ago.

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Really nice, free, the basement has the best captions in English though they fade as you rise through the levels

Great to see the 'Lucy' fossils (though I was later told the ones on display are replicas, this is probably just as well as otherwise they could probably be stolen) and it's a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Doesn't have great collection but good place to go. Maintenance and attention from the govt, seems to be very poor.

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Marlborough, UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great to see the 'Lucy' fossils (though I was later told the ones on display are replicas, this is probably just as well as otherwise they could probably be stolen) and it's a lovely museum that seemed, on my visit, to be almost deserted. Lucy is so small!. Starts prehistoric in the basement and gets steadily more contemporary as you... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Do not get hung up by by overdue maintenance you see outside. Inside it is full of miracles, like the last Emperors throne, magnificant old paintings, wooden panels, historic costumes, arms, great selection of farm handtools, instruments. Very much worth paying a 1-2 hour vist.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum has been wonderfully arranged and the displays have good information. Downstairs are displays with the bones of Lucy, and of the early animals of Ethiopia.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A journey into the history and evolution of human specie as well as other natural discoveries in Ethiopia. Very educative

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Historically fascinating, with the remains of "Lucy" kept here, well worth a visit. You can book a tour with your own guide for more information, making the most of your visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great first stop in Ethiopia to gain an overview and appreciation for the terrific sights and experiences that Ethiopia has to offer. Don't miss. Must see.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Contains some of the oldest human remains in the whole world. I think if someone is viditing Addis then they should certainly go along and see the museum.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing!!! There is just so much i didn't know and it was a great exposure about the history of the Ethiopian people and about the world for that matter as Ethiopia is considered to be the craddle of mankind. I would say it's great for school trips and generally great with kids.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are many interesting items on display, most importantly Lucy, but also items belonging to Emperor Haile Selassie and various artwork old and recent. Although this may be the leading National Museum of Africa's second largest nation with history spanning 2000 year history, the museum is not large and you soon get the feeling the budget is very limited. You... More 

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