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Great museum with a very large selection of artefacts

We had a guided tour in this museum. Unfortunately it was close to closing time so the guide was a... read more

Reviewed August 24, 2017
London, United Kingdom
Alem - a great city guide

We did a tour around Harar with Alem, a very friendly and social guide well known around the city... read more

Reviewed August 1, 2017
Linn R
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Starting with the collection of Abdella Sherif, it contains early examples of Harar coins, bookbinding and other historical objects.
Off of Makina Girgir in Tafari Makonnen House, Harar, Ethiopia
+251 91 390 7266
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Reviewed June 28, 2018

There is a little bit of everything Ethiopia here. You can see it all with the knowledgeable guide (also the resident book restorer) in about 30-40 minutes. In particular, the Harari and regional garments were quite interesting to compare. Also there are examples of coins...More

Thank Outoftheboat
Reviewed June 26, 2018 via mobile

This is a small museum which has a cheap entrance cost (30 birr). Two rooms and a dozen displays. As there really isn’t much to see or do in Harar this is worth a quick visit. The average rating is given only because it is...More

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Reviewed September 5, 2017 via mobile

It's not very big or so impressive,but you must see it if you visit Harar. You will see many important things from the local culture and history. Just go.

Thank Dionysios14
Reviewed August 24, 2017

We had a guided tour in this museum. Unfortunately it was close to closing time so the guide was a bit rushed. You do need a bit of time to see and hear everything, so we recommend being here for at least 2 hours before...More

Thank 241mcf
Reviewed August 1, 2017

We did a tour around Harar with Alem, a very friendly and social guide well known around the city. It was an informative tour with interesting artifacts, although we could have wished for a longer tour. We also included local lunch to our tour, which...More

Thank Linn R
Reviewed March 21, 2017

Very interesting museum, full of wonderful historical objects of Ethiopia. The guide was excellent with a good sense of humour at times.

Thank Papa Malick G
Reviewed January 30, 2017

a nice way to spend 30 minutes- the guide was hyped up on chat and rattled off the history of everything in record time (which was fine with me).

Thank wdd955
Reviewed November 16, 2016

This is a stop for most tour guides. If your time in the city is limited I would skip it. The exhibits are interesting, although a bit run down. But if you want to learn more about Harar history you will enjoy it

Thank Rhythmblues51
Reviewed August 2, 2016

Alem, our fantastic and friendly tour guide brought us to the private museum. She is popular and very knowledgable of the city and ensured that we never paid tourist prices for anything. We highly recommend her and she can be reached here: +251913907266 It was...More

Thank Leu_and_Crax
Reviewed May 22, 2016

It's a small museum but interesting to give you a glimpse of Harari culture. There's not too much to see and the tour is quite short but interesting if you have the time. I enjoyed visiting Ras Tafari's house, if for no other reason that...More

Thank RanaK69
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