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Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum

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Bole Road, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Never a bad thing to remind yourself of what people will do to stay in power. And what others will risk in standing up to injustice.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank LorindaI
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small museum, donation to get in. No explanations on the wall so read up before u go or you wont know what its all about!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank rihelasinai
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This should be a first stop for anyone visiting Ethiopia for the first time. It breeds compassion for the people and their history.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Kimberly L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you know some of Ethiopia’s history during the later years of Haile Selassie and Mengistu then this is interesting.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank twanetdl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quite a small museum but very effective in teaching you about the horrors of the Derg - interesting and shocking

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank AHV91
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited the museum for a short time but we were quite impressed with all the photos and the stories of the museum. Recommended.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Omid H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There was more than enough to understand how terrible it must have been for the people and a warning to all - "Never ever, ever again." Unfortunately, while there were enough descriptions of the terrors, there was very little re. the chronography or how this...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank mlsreality
Reviewed February 9, 2019

The Red Terror Museum was a display about the fall and subsequent execution of Emperor Haile Selassie, and the period of terror of so many people living in Ethiopia and Eritrea from 1984 till 1991. " Colonel" Mengistu presided over a "Government " called the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 28, 2019

You learn a lot about the Ethiopian Civil War when you visit. It's a haunting place with tons of great information about the war. Weak of stomach beware, there are lots of bones, torture devices, and tattered clothing of victims.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank lankytravelers
Reviewed January 26, 2019 via mobile

Informative place around the time of Menguist government the communist era in 1991 they discovered all the atrocities done by his government the death of students and members of TPLF entrance fee is cheap.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 754eliass
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July 7, 2018|
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Response from StevenP3559 | Reviewed this property |
3.1 miles, 5 kilometers.
March 19, 2017|
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Response from josorb | Reviewed this property |
I have been informed by Ethiopian colleagues that the museum is open daily from 08:30 to 17:00. Its really worth a visit.
July 8, 2016|
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Response from Vito G | Reviewed this property |
Our visit with a guide lasted less than an hour. Of course it can be longer if you spend more time at each panel.