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“Interesting Museum”

Ethnological Museum
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$88.00*
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Museum Highlights Guided Day Tour in Addis Ababa
Ranked #3 of 77 things to do in Addis Ababa
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed November 18, 2011

Follows the history and culture of Ethiopia by using the theme of birth through death, which being a midwife, I really liked. I especially appreciated the section on traditional medicine and also the excellent English translations, which are often lacking.

1  Thank lapislazul
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Reviewed November 17, 2011

Interesting educational exhibits, that addressed the history of Ethiopia.

1  Thank Jagflicka
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Reviewed October 25, 2011

Very well done and I especially liked seeing the private quarters of Haile Selassie and his wife. The displays were well marked and informative

2  Thank Marilyn019
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Reviewed October 5, 2011

The guide we had was very knowledgeable and this made our visit fascinating. Unfortunately we had to leave after 1.5 hrs due to our own schedule. However, our last day in Addis and after our tour of the north we spent another hour without a guide to reabsorb what we had missed on the first visit.

The shop on the upper floor had several souvenirs for sale. There was a lovely pencil sketch that I wanted to buy but the computer system was down and the girls could not sell it to us. I explained that we could pay, they could record the cost and item number but seemingly this was not possible. Too bad, a sale was lost – I should have asked to speak with the curator.

3  Thank cab68
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Reviewed July 18, 2011

This is so much fun and a must see.

The Museum is in the old palace on the grounds of Addis Ababa University. The collections are wonderful. The ethnographic collection is well displayed .with good information of the different groups of people in Ethiopia. They have a little bit of archival video and interesting well thought out displays. The collection of musical instruments is amazing! The religious artwork is on the top floor (which is where you need to go to see the musical instruments) is pretty cool and the building itself is a classic.

Do take a walk through the grounds of the University and the little lunch spot in the big red double-decker London Bus at the University entrance serves good cheap food and nice coffee.

8  Thank cosmic_beancounter
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