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Ethnological Museum
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Addis Ababa City Tour
Ranked #3 of 68 things to do in Addis Ababa
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Split, Croatia
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“You'll leave this place richer”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2014

As many places in this country this museum could be better regarding many aspects. We must be aware of the fact what Ethiopia has been trough and what difficulties country had and still has and we should judge accordingly. One can not expect British Museum organization and amenities but exhibits and all displayed is absolutely worth seeing and admiring. Leaving Ethnological Museum I felt as a richer person than I was when entering it. I've learned so much and I'm glad for it. Isn't it purpose of all museums?

Visited March 2014
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“It could be better”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2014

It’s an interesting museum to visit, although Ethiopia has great ethnological treasures and thus this museum should be more enriched. In any case, it worth a visit, if you are in Addis Ababa. No actual need for a guide there are EN signs. It’s located inside the University and it’s a bit chaotic to find the entrance, so better to go there with a taxi and ask to be left at the entrance of the building.

Visited February 2014
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Curitiba, PR
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“Museum visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2014

Very well organized and there was a guide accompanying all through the museum explaining everything. Very good way to feel the diversity of this country.

Visited December 2013
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Preston, United Kingdom
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“worth a visit”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2014

Non-standard museum layout with little on the ground floor other than a brief history of the palace and the entrance to the Institute of Language Studies Library. Upstairs displays aspects of Ethiopian life based on life cycle along with rooms originally belonging to Haile Selassie.

Visited December 2013
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Harare, Zimbabwe
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“Worth it .”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2014

you dont need a walking guide .

people should see this museum at beginning and end of trip to addis.

one of best museums in Africa.

would get more visitors if had audio guide.

Visited January 2014
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