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National Museum

King George VI Street, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
+251 94 063 7476
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This museum’s greatest treasure is the partial skeleton of "Lucy," a tiny human believed to have lived over three million years ago.
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  • Very good42%
  • Average29%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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King George VI Street, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
+251 94 063 7476
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Reviewed 3 days ago

So many locals told us to visit their National Museum to see the famous Lucy from who knows how many million years ago,but honestly it is a bit run down. we see the usual stone-age artefacts and bones, shards of early pottery. the throne used...More

Thank RichardDenise
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone in Addis will ask if you've seen Lucy so you better get in here! It's a nice museum, very inexpensive to attend and the exhibits have some incredible artifacts. It's not a fancy place- it's clean, maybe a bit worn out but I found...More

Thank C0wgirly
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place where to spend at least one hour reading the story of our ancestors; the museum has 3 stages : in the others two one can browse ethiopian culure and tradition

Thank flox_1965
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited years ago [drop down will not let me go further than 2016) when Lucy was finally returned to Ethiopia. She was on full display for a few days only (lying down, not the photo shown here), and was then transferred to a vault...More

Thank MazzyDog
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited the museum few months ago and I enjoyed it very much. This was my second time in many years. The first time I visited only but the second time they had a guide who was very knowledgeable of the artifacts and the history...More

Thank Hewan1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a good place to visit whilst in Addis. It costs 10 BIR to get in, and has 4 floors. The archaeological floor is the best and the information is extensive (written in Amharic and English). The gardens at the front are very pretty. It...More

Thank Funinthesun123456789
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting to see Lucy, 2,5 million and Ardi, 4,5 million our ancestors! Also others valuable things! Small and easy to visit!

Thank adibfarid
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very interesting place. Wasn't well kemp but was very informative. Numerous exhibits were available to see. Nice illustration of the country's history.

Thank darryllk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a fairly basic museum, for being a national museum. Much is in English which helps the foreigner visiting understand what they see. Stop by and see Lucy!

Thank ut_jd
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Some great exhibits, even if they are somewhat haphazardly dsiplayed. A must see in Addis but being a guide book as the explanations aren't great...

Thank Mal_1313
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Is museum open today ? Good Friday
14 April 2017|
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Response from 524trip | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the National Museum is open all days of the week including public holidays!
Are visitors allowed to take photos? If not is there a permit system/how much is it? Thanks
9 April 2017|
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Response from Thon H | Reviewed this property |
Hi, no problem. Free to take pictures