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“Museum visit” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum

Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum
Ranked #1 of 66 things to do in Addis Ababa
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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Museum visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2013

I visited the museum and it was very scary. I have never seen so many people skeletons at one place. The museum had even clothes for the people who were shot and killed including women and children

Visited June 2013
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“Great little museum and friendly passionate staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2013

Unfortunately the subject of this museum is not a happy one but the information is extensive, we learnt a lot about ethiopia's history and its free! The staff member on duty at the time took it upon himself to walk around with us sporadically and explain different subjects - the staff there are volunteers and very passionate about what they do.

Visited January 2013
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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“Lots of pictures, little background info”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2013

The Red Terror Museum is nice for an hour-or-so-visit. There are many pictures and exponats, but there could be more texts about what you actually see on the pictures. There was a very helpful and nice person at the front desk, who offered some explanation, but I can imagine he/she can only do this if there are only little visitors, as was the case when I was there. Otherwise you need to maybe do some research before on the internet to not go there without any background info.

Visited April 2013
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Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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“the horror, never forget, never again”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2013

On more than one occasion, the items, pictures and stories on display brought a tear to my eye (I must say I was a little over emotional at the time).
It is good a memorial like this excists to remind people that this should never happen again (should not have happened in the first place) and how cruel and vicious people can be.
The only downside was the guide telling his own story, which unfortunately eventually ended in a plea and begging for money (for the museum), which I had intended to donate anyway.

Visited May 2013
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south africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Sad thought.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2013

Well maintained museum. The history is displayed, and the people's emotions of dispair are present in the last room where hundreds of skeletons are deposited into a glass display cupboard.

Visited May 2013
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