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Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum

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Bole Road, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I appreciate that this museum exists. It's a really important part of modern Ethiopian history and the fact that it's funded and maintained by survivors is wonderful. However, the museum itself is hard to make sense of--the lights weren't working and the information is not...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great way to get a sense of the country’s history and feel the impact it had on the people. The tour was conducted by a survivor and the artwork was done by other survivors.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Diane B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A place that reminds every one that Ethiopia had to go through this terrifying experience where there was a lot of injustice.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sameer A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's not a big museum and it needs some upgrading but it sure does provide a lot of history and information. The skeletons and clothing of people massacred were also on display.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank tripplanner001
Reviewed January 6, 2019

A stark memorial to a terrible time in Ethiopia. It is amazing how cruel we can be to each other over and over again.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SharonResnick
Reviewed January 6, 2019

I was so very, very glad I went to this museum. It clearly presents the politics of the country for the 75+ years, and I left there having a much better understanding of recent Ethiopian history (and empathy for what its people have suffered through)....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank KDsTravels
Reviewed January 4, 2019

This is an impactful and important museum founded by a woman who lost four sons in the red terror. You'll walk through the history and see the actual bones and clothes of the young people who were captured, tortured, and murdered by Mengistu and the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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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.