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“Unimaginable.”

Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum
Ranked #2 of 82 things to do in Addis Ababa
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Reviewed May 24, 2013

A new museum that is set on nice grounds and has everything on the red terror years. It's very moving and depicts the unimaginable things that went on during those years. A must see when in Addis. It can be done in 30 min oe much longer if you prefer.

1  Thank Mike P
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Reviewed May 19, 2013

I found this museum one of the most impressive and moving I have ever visited. We had a guide with us who could tell from his own experience about what happened during the red terror years. It is rather a small museum, and doesn't take too long to visit but I advise to take a guide because it makes the visit much more interesting. They do not take admission fee but instead you are advised to donate.

2  Thank Amsterdamned74
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Reviewed May 17, 2013

This is a well put together museum. We met a man there called "fru" who was a survivor from this period of time and he walked us through the museum and explained his experience very interesting

1  Thank Kylie D
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Reviewed May 5, 2013

Overall, the museum is well worth a visit. It's smaller than I expected, but makes it an easy one hour visit max. Having read some reviews, we were open to having a volunteer guide us through the exhibit as we were humbled to have a survivor talk through the events with us.

It got a little awkward at the end when the guide hinted that he would appreciate a tip as he is volunteering his time, but he really took the time to explain things to us and answer our questions. Plus, the exhibit is free so I definitely left a donation as I was grateful for learning through the exhibits themselves.

There is a cafe next door and a book shop two doors down, so something for everyone on this small strip of land alongside one of the largest traffic intersections I have seen. We managed to walk across the road but it was comical as there are no traffic lights at the intersection. So you just walk with the locals or get dropped off directly in front.

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Reviewed May 3, 2013

Our group got a guided tour of the museum by a survivor of this dark time in history. It was sobering, eye-opening and well worth a visit. Definitely take a guided tour (which they are happy to give for a donation to the museum); you will get way more out of your visit.

Thank Jen M
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