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Address: King George VI Street, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Phone Number: 251940637476
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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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Well laid out exhibits

The highlight is obviously Lucy but includes other material and information about the evolution of humans. On the next floor is a brief history of Ethiopia and the top floor has... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Kilmadoch
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Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The highlight is obviously Lucy but includes other material and information about the evolution of humans. On the next floor is a brief history of Ethiopia and the top floor has an interesting collection of art & sculptures, old & modern.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Cheap entry. Main attraction is Lucy, located downstairs. You get a lot of information regarding the evolution of human history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth the visit but focus on before Christ history, especially home sapient and Lucy. Little about recent history or especially XX. Century The ticket is very cheap: 10 Birr Guide cost about 100-200

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

Worth a stop to see Lucy and a few relics from Ethiopian monarchs. Beyond that, the museum is a bit rundown. When we went they had a special exhibit by Ethiopian artist, Fikru in a separate building which was cool to see.

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

We went to see Lucy but were happy to see that Ethiopia has many anthropologic treasures that are well presented. We spent about 2 hours and didn't feel we had rushed. Those with a true interest in anthropology would need more time. There was a great art exhibition in the building next door. We had not allowed time but if... More 

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Thank cpayne59
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

yes it is a small museum that dont have alot of things to see but it is a must . you can see skeletons millions of years ago it is not very interesting but you have to see lucy if you came to ethiopia

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Thank Hossam H
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here today. There is tight security going into the grounds but that did not bother us. The entrance fee was good - 30 birr per person. We wandered round at our own pace the homid section with Lucy is at the basement level. Information boards were clear and written in Ahmeric as well as English. We explored the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great museum. This museum holds a variety of incredible anthropological finds. Lucy, being the key one. Tours are available and highly recommended. Great guides.

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Negombo, Sri Lanka
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are very interesting artifacts in the museum and worth the visit if you have time. Since my last visit to the museum, around ten years ago, it has become rather shabby, which is a pity.

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Algiers, Algeria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dont expect too much and you will be satisfied with the exhibitions. Ms Lucy is the main attraction on the lower floor and the museum is quite old fashioned.Keep your expectations low .

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