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

Our driver suggested this museum and this was a great museum!! I think part of it was because we had a guide, which was super helpful! We had been to the Lucy Museum because we had heard so much about it, but this one was...More

Thank Electric_Chairsty
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have to choose one museum, head to the Ethnological Museum. Quite interesting exhibition in a historical building.

Thank Florian G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting museum focussing on lifecycle by reference to practices of various tribes. Guide not essential and, indeed, we went round again without guide who was too fast and did not add a lot to the written notices. Royal bedchambers of some interest but highlight...More

Thank packyderm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You need to set aside at least 90 minutes to give this museum justice. It has a good exhibit and there are comprehensive notes which take quite some time to read. We were lucky and went through just before a large school group so worth...More

Thank SteveMXP
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is located at Addis Ababa University, with beautiful buildings and gardens. For those interested in knowing more about Ethiopian history, the museum is a great option. There are a lot of works and crafts, with good explainations in English. I highly recommend it.

Thank Anna V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum explained a lot about life in Ethiopia. It was very well done and demonstrated many aspects of the lifecycle and cultural variations in the country.

Thank 405robinh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This very interesting museum needs at least two hours to fully absorb all the interesting information and see all the exhibits. I visited twice within two weeks - first to visit with the museum guide, then a second time to read all the information boards...More

Thank Jan S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Definitely worth a visit. Large collection of items relating to the history, culture and diversity of Ethiopia. Can be combined with a walk around the campus of Addis Ababa Univeristy. The religious paintings are a highlight as are the rooms replicating the bedrooms of Haile...More

Thank skckport
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Ethnological Museum is housed in the palace of the deposed Emperor Hallie Selassie and includes the imperial sleeping quarters and a collection of uniforms and international gifts. The Ethnological Collection is comprehensive and covers the vast area and diversity of Ethiopia. We were fortunate...More

Thank Egpos
Reviewed 7 December 2017

A lot to see and learn more about Ethiopia! For me it was sad to see the souvenir shop in this Museum closed, also the grace is not anymore like it used to be.

Thank LalibelaAdvisor
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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.