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Reviewed November 18, 2018 via mobile

Lovely house in the old town, not pricey (50 birr at time of writing) and with excellent, knowledgeable staff.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Johnp0917
Reviewed October 17, 2018

Unfortunately, not well preserved and manned by bored staff. But the old photos are amazing and help you see Harar the way it was more than 100 years ago. The personal story of Rimbaud is also interesting but mostly in French, so if you do...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed June 28, 2018

Don't miss this stop for a pictorial history of Harar. Well worth an hour of your time to see the pre-tinned roof-version of Harar and images of important figures of the past. Views from the 3rd floor offer a great overview of the city.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 26, 2018 via mobile

I came on 26 June. They are closed for renovations although you can enter the grounds and visit the basket shop attached. Unsure how long before they re-open.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank traveller-chris-77
Reviewed May 13, 2018

This is what would have been a stunning house in its day now museum. Contains amazing photos of life and era's gone by. A definite visit.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank TheTrailingSpouse
Reviewed March 22, 2018

Built by an indian merchant in busy Harar where the French poet visited back in those days. It was closed but the gatekeeper allowed us in. A small souvenir store to the left and windy stairs with old photos of the city on display. Nice...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank WMBandit
Reviewed January 25, 2018 via mobile

This is the house an Indian merchant built; Rimbaud himself never lived there The house is really interesting and well preserved and offers a nice view of the old city from the upper level In the vicinity there is one of the 3 souvenir shops...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed November 3, 2017

The city of Harar (Ethiopia) can be demarcated into old and new. Arthur Rimbaud Museum is in the old city behind the crafts centre. It is well maintained with lot of historical images with information. Arthur Rimbaud was a French Poet who spent sumptuous years...More

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed August 24, 2017

This was part of a guided tour. The museum had a lot of information on the life of Arthur Rimbaud and his life. This museum is quite small and simple but depicted his achievements during his life. There are very interesting pictures of Ethiopia way...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank 241mcf
Reviewed April 19, 2017 via mobile

Arthur Rimbaud center. This is a museum dedicated to poet Arthur Rimbaud with a series of illustrations about his life. There is an excellent photographic exhibition of turn of the 20th century Harar with several photos taken by Rimbaud that show the similarities of the...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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