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Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum

Bole Road, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
+251 11 515 6197
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this museum shows the terror of a former ruler of ethipia where almost half a million is kiiled. if... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Essential visit to understand Ethiopia's recent history

Very welcoming staff, explaining with inside knowledge the terrible years suffered by the... read more

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Bole Road, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
+251 11 515 6197
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Reviewed 1 week ago

this museum shows the terror of a former ruler of ethipia where almost half a million is kiiled. if you are a faint hearted, better to avoid. but this museum shows the brutality of ruler. soem of the stories are heartbreaking.

Thank ernakulamtraveller
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very welcoming staff, explaining with inside knowledge the terrible years suffered by the Ethipoians between 1974 and 1991. I suggest coupling it with the visit to the Martyrs' Memorial in Mek'ele.

1  Thank paolocalvino
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's simple but good for short visit, especially if you have small children together. It's very central and you can walk around too to see the old Museum

Thank mparany
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum gives an interesting and impressive overview on a part of Ethiopia's history. A recommendation.

Thank Elisa Z
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really interesting museum about the darker side of Ethiopian history. Guide brought the place to life. Free entry and guide but leave a donation on the way out.

Thank Louinethiopia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was deeply touched by the visit, historical overview of people who killed for freedom, a must see in Addis Ababa.

Thank علاء ا
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We found the museum to be very interesting. although small, it had a lot of exhibits illustrating the colourful past of Ethiopia and Addis.

Thank MC F
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Really moving exhibit of the Red Terror Martyrs. A must when you're in Addis. The guides are survivors of the Red Terror, and the museum is fully funded from donations.

Thank Adina Ioana U
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

If you are interested in modern Ethiopian history then you must visit the Red Terror museum. It charts Ethiopia's political transition from ruling emperor, then communist military committee (Derg), to the current Federal Democratic Republic. I recommend you tour with one of the Museum's guides....More

Thank Welsh F
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

It's small so you'll get through it in max 30min. It was interesting and shocking information on what the Ethiopian people and especially the you suffered in the time of the DERG regime. But you aren't missing anything of particular note if you don't visit....More

Thank Feben J
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19 March 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.
8 July 2016|
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Response from vituzzo | 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.
Turatsinze C
27 March 2015|
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Response from Danuta O | Reviewed this property |
The museum is free but you can drop something in the donation box placed by the exit.