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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
+251 92 074 7162
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Reviewed 5 days ago

the best place to learn how varied, complex and rich Ethiopian cultures are. you learn from the simple clothing system to the complex jewelry of Ethiopian people. as it is was the residence of the late Emperor Haile selasse a visitor would have a chance...More

Thank Tewodros G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Easy to visit! Many different things to see! Good to understand the Ethiopian traditions! Interesting to see the musical instruments!!

Thank adibfarid
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Ethiopians are so proud of this museum. the displays need a revamping as an origen centre showing 'Lucy' of pre-heristoric times. The usual artefacts and shards of pottery. However the throne of Haile Selassi possibly used by previous emperors was very ornate and in...More

Thank RichardDenise
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A good place to start if you are interested in Ethiopian history and culture. I found it enjoyable but younger people may find it boring. Addis isn't know for its outstanding museums, rather it is known for its mix of cultures from every region and...More

Thank whytea3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Addis Ababa is not a place to visit for its museums. But the top floor of this museum is a gem for any art lover. This floor was organized by an Italian team, and they did an excellent job. The development of the Ethiopian Christian...More

1  Thank Procaccia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

a very visual museum with a lot of objects, but the only explanations you get are from very long and boring texts. don't go if you only have limited time in Addis.

Thank Annelies D
Reviewed 18 May 2017

One of my best days in Addis was spent here. I learned about Ethiopian lifestyles from childhood to death. I was moved in Emperor Haile Selassie's bedroom and also Empress Menen's.

Thank Felicity I
Reviewed 11 May 2017

This was a great museum to visit in Addis. The insights into different tribal groups throughout Ethiopia were fascinating, as was the artwork displayed on the top floor. My kids (ages 12 & 14) were mostly bored, but those with some greater interest in Ethiopian...More

Thank msfour
Reviewed 30 April 2017

The Ethnological Museum is very well put together, particularly for an African museum. Most exhibits are presented nicely. The various artifacts on display through the journey through the life of an Ethiopian is very creative. Worth a visit.

Thank RoseShalydeen
Reviewed 23 April 2017

This museum has some good displays on the various ethnological groups in Ethiopia and history. Some good art as well.

Thank CLT29
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Where is the exact location.
17 September 2015|
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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.