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Ethnological Museum

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Address: Algeria St Piazza Haile, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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a good museum to visit if you have an hour or so to spend in Addis, many interesting exhibits to see

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Piotr M
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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had the great fortune of being in Addis for business and wanted to see some of the history and culture of the country but I only had an afternoon and I was on my own. My hotel arranged for a trusted taxi driver to take me around for a flat fee. He also went with me inside the museums... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

a good museum to visit if you have an hour or so to spend in Addis, many interesting exhibits to see

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Addis Ababa, Addis Abeba, Ethiopia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Do not leave addis ababa without having a look on the former palace of Haile Selassie, now Addis Ababa University. it is one of the most organized museums in addis. they have updated collection of Ethiopia's arts and cultural works. it is a wonderful place for museum and art lovers. this museum is little Ethiopia in one building.

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in Addis must see this Museum, it is found in Addis Ababa University main campus also which is being a royal palace for King Hailesilasse.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located in the former Emperors palace (includes a look at his bedroom and bathroom) in the grounds of the university. 1st floor is cultural reflection of childhood, adulthood and handicrafts. Loved the 2nd floor religious art. 100birr per person - everything marked so we did it without a guide. Worth a couple of hours of your time.

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Addis Ababa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited this Museum several times but this time after knowing and reading more about the details. I encourage everyone to see this museum when you are in Addis.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a free morning from work and decided to visit the museum and i am glad I did. Although, a little run down the staff were helpful and the exhibits were very interesting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent museum. Must visit along with national museum. Rich and informative history of human evolution.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent start to a trip to Ehtiopia. Puts 6m years of evolution into perspective and reminds us we are all African at source. Also great highlights of diversity and wealth of culture in this amazing country.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Haile Selassie's Palace is definitely worth a visit. On arrival we were a bit confused as we didn't know that the whole area has developed into this huge university campus and we didn't find the palace right away. The ethnological exhibition is quite interesting but the palace itself and the architecture were much more impressing for me. Our guide -... More 

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