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National Museum of Ethiopia

King George VI Street, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
+251 11 111 7150
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This museum’s greatest treasure is the partial skeleton of "Lucy," a tiny human believed to have lived over three million years ago.
  • Excellent23%
  • Very good42%
  • Average29%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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King George VI Street, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
+251 11 111 7150
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Reviewed today

The museum in its present state is a disgrace by any standards. The most interesting part would be the prehistoric exhibit in the basement, but half the lighting does not work so you cannot see what is inside some of the exhibit cases, and the...More

Thank andrasz
Reviewed 6 days ago

A good value (10 Birr) trip and the highlight was of course Lucy, but lots more to see. Musical instruments, pictures, costumes etc.

Thank AnneShirewater
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It’s hard to complain when admission is only 10 birr per person. The main attraction is Lucy, which unfortunately is a replica, as well as other early human remains. The exhibits were well explained and in English, with a couple of student guides who are...More

Thank loveDCA
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is a very nominal fee for entrance. Main attraction is ground floor which presents early history of human in chronological order with some facts and proofs. However first and second floor seemed to be a little disorganized as there is very little relation with...More

Thank Makshum
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

#best time ever expected their are many scalupture and paints drwan be known artists like meter artist afework tekla .

Thank yonasasfaw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not many explanations about what you're watching. The most exciting thing or the only exciting thing you see there is Lucy, but it is just 10 Birr, so I guess it is a must to see.

Thank paskiala
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is not a great museum. The lights are bad. The washrooms are worse. Most of the exhibits are not well kept up or curated and interpretive information is sparse. I don't think the museum has a lot of money. What makes it worth a...More

Thank HyperboreanTom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very fruitful experience in national museum in Addis Ababa.. it allowed me to know better the history of humanity and Africa

Thank don_Chiapo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting Ethiopian history, including early skeletons and artifacts. Well worth a visit if in Addis.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location of the museum is accessible for transportation and centrally located. You see development of man kind in one roof top. I personally recommended travelers visited Addis not to miss this place.

Thank toshe236
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Jenny A
11 November 2017|
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Response from tony r | Reviewed this property |
No but if you Ask they might be able to store it somewhere for you but personally with all the security checks getting in I’d say your better leaving it at your hotel
14 April 2017|
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Response from 524trip | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the National Museum is open all days of the week including public holidays!
9 April 2017|
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Response from Thon H | Reviewed this property |
Hi, no problem. Free to take pictures