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Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum

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Address: Bole Road, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Phone Number: +251 11 515 6197
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Sobering but important

The most striking thing here is that your guide will almost certainly have been imprisoned under the Dergue. That makes for a tour you are unlikely to forget - as your guide... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The most striking thing here is that your guide will almost certainly have been imprisoned under the Dergue. That makes for a tour you are unlikely to forget - as your guide remembers, visualises and makes you feel the sheer awfulness of what it meant to live under that regime.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Interesting museum - great pictures and artifacts. Only takes an hour or two - definitely worth a visit!

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

It is a must visit for anyone visiting Addis Ababa. The sufferings of the people are displayed here. The entry to the Museum is free.However, one can make a voluntary donation in the donation box kept at the exit gate.

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Sint Maarten, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

The museum is small but informative and not government owned! I've read a lot about Ethiopia and the Mengistu era (red terror). In my opinion the museum gives a good depiction of the atrocities that took place and also how the revolution failed to improve democracy. However, there could be more info. I understood that some people go to the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

You won't need long in here as its only small but its informative and they have lots of items to look at. Quite interesting having a read about their history. No entry fees, just a donation as they maintain it themselves.

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

nice and good memorial but not well organized and standard museum .the good thing of this museum is if you were any corner of the city you can found it easily

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

It was one of the more interesting places we visited in Addis. And it's a private museum doing great work to make sure that the horrors of the Mengistu derg are not forgotten.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

The museum is small but really packs a punch. It very simply, but powerfully, tells the story of the massacres committed during the Derg regime of the late 70s/80s. The recreation of the torture methods used by the Derg were particularly gut-wrenching. A must visit.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

the museum is free but you can make a donation, the stuff are kind people, some how a little graphics contents inside it. it helps travelers how Ethiopian Strong men Dictator Mengistu use to run his bloody rules up on Ethiopians. its a good reminder how bloody the communist era used to look like between 1974-1991. The cafe Belmont serves... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

I felt very ignorant and uneducated to this part of recent Ethiopian history. It's a short but informative look into what occurred during this time. Worth a visit.

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