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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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"university campus"
in 27 reviews
"former palace"
in 31 reviews
"musical instruments"
in 25 reviews
"haile selassie"
in 44 reviews
"ethiopian culture"
in 24 reviews
"religious art"
in 11 reviews
"life cycle"
in 7 reviews
"living quarters"
in 7 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
"cultural diversity"
in 4 reviews
"interesting exhibits"
in 6 reviews
"on display"
in 12 reviews
"his wife"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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 4 weeks ago 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

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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Reviewed 28 February 2018

Museum is housed in the former emperor's palace, in what is now the univeristy. Beautiful location. Exhibit a bit worn in parts but altogether very nice museum.

Thank Céline G
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

It is more like going to a 1950s palace than going to an Ethnological Museum. The place gives you an idea of how Ethiopia's royals lived at the time. Separate bathrooms: one in blue for the man, one in pink for the woman. Separate bedrooms?...More

Thank Robert937
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Reviewed 20 February 2018

Tourists pay 200 birr per visit and great if you are interested in the reign of emperor Haile Selassie as this is his former palace. Some works are being undertaken internally at the moment but till really worth a visit

Thank Virginia B
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ArequGuestHouse
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.
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