National Museum of Ethiopia

National Museum of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa: Hours, Address, National Museum of Ethiopia Reviews: 4/5

National Museum of Ethiopia

National Museum of Ethiopia
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8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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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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ricck
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my second museum the I visited in Ethiopia, great place, had great guys and the entry is so cheap nice place
Written June 10, 2022
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JolantaM
Chicago, IL60 contributions
Ok, the museum could be better for sure (dark, somethings I couldn't read). But... it houses the history of all people. Yes, the Lucy and Ardi displays is a replicas, but it doesn't take away from the profound-ity of it all. We had one of the guides talk to us about the displays, his English was excellent and he was extremely knowledgeable. The other two floors are also nice. Definitely worth a visit.
Written May 14, 2022
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Miles Archer
Boca Raton, FL7,314 contributions
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I came here mainly to see Lucy's skeleton. It's 3.2 million years old. She was an Australopithicus afarensis. She was bipedal. She was not one of our ancestors.
Written February 16, 2022
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semeon s
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia27 contributions
As i mentioned in my title I visit the museum 3rd time and It always amaze me the evolution and archaeological findings found in the basement. It is currently under renovation and I hope the renovation and new building will represent Ethiopian well as we have rich culture and amazing findings that the whole world should see. The entrance ticket is very cheap.
Written October 20, 2021
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Nurgul Myktybayeva
14 contributions
Solo
I went to museum because of Lucy🌷
So i could see the bpnes of early humans
Lucy was living 3.2mln years ago and died at age 18-25. Her bones was discovered in 1974 in Ethiopia
Written August 2, 2021
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ADB
Washington DC, DC4 contributions
A very nice museum with lots of historical artifacts. The museum tour guides are fabulous and very knowledgeable. Educational and informative for all visitors.
Written June 22, 2021
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Olesya
Berlin, Germany28 contributions
Museum has three floors (actually four, but the first floor is empty now). And it isn't a big exposition.

Archeological and paleoanthropological sections on the ground floor are not bad. But it could be better with good lighting. Most visitors are interested in seeing Lucy. And yes, the museum has it, but no, you don't see the original Lucy fossils. Because the museum decided to display publicly the plaster replica instead of the original skeleton. It's okay, but they didn't mark the exhibit as a replica.

The second floor contains paintings of Ethiopian artists but in a chaotic way. Without any chronology and systematization. It's impossible to know about Ethiopian art.

The third floor is about traditional weapons, jewelry, clothing, and so on. But all exhibits are displayed without text explanations.

Ethiopia has a rich history. And I expected to know more about the history of this country. But, unfortunately, the National Museum of Ethiopia isn't a suitable place for it. But, at least, I don't regret about spent money. The entrance fee is only 10 birrs.
Written June 13, 2021
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VGriet
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia149 contributions
Couples
The (dark) basement historical section is clearly the main attraction with Lucy being the most important sight. We found the exposition very interesting, but could use an upgrade.

The other floors aside from temporary art exposition do not have so much to offer.

I do mention card shop on top floor, for people that still like to send post cards like me 😊
Written April 14, 2021
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nikhil_malhotra
New Delhi, India234 contributions
Solo
The museum has very good exhibits but it is not maintained at all. With a little bit of investment, this can become a very good attraction to visit.
Written March 18, 2021
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The Weak Knee Traveler
Singapore, Singapore11,767 contributions
Friends
If you are not expecting much then you won't be disappointed. There is nothing spectacular about this museum. Visit only if you wished to kill time. There are much better museums.
Written October 22, 2020
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