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Ethnological Museum

Algeria St Piazza Haile, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
+251 92 074 7162
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Algeria St Piazza Haile, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
+251 92 074 7162
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is well worth the visit since it helps tourists extend their knowledge of the place their visiting beyond sites and food. The displays are excellent, artifact collection impressive, and its easy to get to!

Thank Joanna B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is not much to do in Addis Ababa if you only have an afternoon to spare. I hired a taxi and visited a couple of museums. The Ethnological Museum suffers from a lack of money and lighting, making the exhibits difficult to see and...More

Thank OzBee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you´re in Addis I would see this museum because it´s got a lot of good stuff in it, from ethnological displays (particularly interesting on the different tribal groups of Ethiopia, and excellent collection of musical instruments) to religious artworks. Some of the labelling and...More

Thank Travelboffin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the best place to learn how varied, complex and rich Ethiopian cultures are. you learn from the simple clothing system to the complex jewelry of Ethiopian people. as it is was the residence of the late Emperor Haile selasse a visitor would have a chance...More

Thank Tewodros G
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Easy to visit! Many different things to see! Good to understand the Ethiopian traditions! Interesting to see the musical instruments!!

Thank adibfarid
Reviewed 31 May 2017

The Ethiopians are so proud of this museum. the displays need a revamping as an origen centre showing 'Lucy' of pre-heristoric times. The usual artefacts and shards of pottery. However the throne of Haile Selassi possibly used by previous emperors was very ornate and in...More

Thank RichardDenise
Reviewed 30 May 2017

A good place to start if you are interested in Ethiopian history and culture. I found it enjoyable but younger people may find it boring. Addis isn't know for its outstanding museums, rather it is known for its mix of cultures from every region and...More

Thank whytea3
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Addis Ababa is not a place to visit for its museums. But the top floor of this museum is a gem for any art lover. This floor was organized by an Italian team, and they did an excellent job. The development of the Ethiopian Christian...More

1  Thank Procaccia
Reviewed 25 May 2017

a very visual museum with a lot of objects, but the only explanations you get are from very long and boring texts. don't go if you only have limited time in Addis.

Thank Annelies D
Reviewed 18 May 2017

One of my best days in Addis was spent here. I learned about Ethiopian lifestyles from childhood to death. I was moved in Emperor Haile Selassie's bedroom and also Empress Menen's.

Thank Felicity I
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17 September 2015|
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Response from davis625 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is on the University campus as the previous person posted. It really is an unassuming building but worth the find.