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Ethnological Museum

Algeria St Piazza Haile, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
+251 92 074 7162
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Algeria St Piazza Haile, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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+251 92 074 7162
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"former palace"
in 33 reviews
"university campus"
in 27 reviews
"musical instruments"
in 25 reviews
"haile selassie"
in 47 reviews
"ethiopian culture"
in 24 reviews
"religious art"
in 11 reviews
"living quarters"
in 7 reviews
"bedroom and bathroom"
in 4 reviews
"ethnic groups"
in 11 reviews
"top floor"
in 16 reviews
"great overview"
in 6 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 21 reviews
"first floor"
in 10 reviews
"interesting exhibits"
in 6 reviews
"on display"
in 12 reviews
"his wife"
in 12 reviews
"couple of hours"
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

This is a wide mixture of stuff. The history about the building is great in its own right, but seeing the rooms of Haille Selassie is quite special.

Thank TheTrailingSpouse
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

The various parts of the museum are interesting but the highlight are the bedrooms of Emperor Haile Selassie and his wife. Surprisingly modest! The museum is in the middle of the university. Easy to find.

Thank Ripwalk
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

The museum building and former palace of Emperor Haile Selassie l is situated within the premises of the Addis Ababa (former Haile Selassie) University compound. It must have been once an impressive location with a drive way from the main gate to a 2nd gate...More

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Reviewed 17 April 2018

My guide helped me to follow the many informations you can get in this museum.You see the life of the different tribes,their every day life,building technologies,art,and the museum of the last emperor,Haile Selassie.

Thank Katalin K
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Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

We visited this museum upon our return from the Southern Tribal Region and really enjoyed the additional info and displays after actually seeing the region. An hour or two is sufficient. The entry fee is much higher than the National Museum but still under $10....More

Thank Patty6-13
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

This museum is a bit difficult to find. I had to convince both the concierge at the hotel and the taxi driver that I did NOT mean the national museum, which is about 10 minutes' walk closer to the city center. This is located on...More

2  Thank jef-ind
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

This Museum, set in a former residence of Emperor Haile Selassie (now Addis Ababa University), has a wealth of fascinating displays exploring the cultures of South Omo, as well as the country’s largest collections of traditional musical instruments, costumes and medieval ecclesiastic artworks.

Thank Jennefer S
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

I did see a number of good musuems throughout Ethiopia but considering the size and quality of the displays and htat they had some of everything, this was the best. Don't forget to have passport ready to show when entering the University campus where it...More

Thank TomBolt
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Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

Full of history and arts and artifacts. Very good musuem capturing the history, stories and culture of Ethiopia.

Thank Ama O
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

By far the best museum in Addis Ababa. So much to see. Fabulous religious paintings and crosses, a complete collection of musical instruments, rare sculptures, furniture, videos, costumes and the rooms of former emperor Haïlé Salassié, in whose palace the museum sits. There isn't much...More

Thank Terry B
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Nazeemah S
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Response from davis625 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is on the University campus as the previous person posted. It really is an unassuming building but worth the find.
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