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Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum

Bole Road, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
+251 11 515 6197
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Fantastic and informative living museum

A sad chapter of Ethiopian history brought to life in this museum with lots of photos and exhibits... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
San Francisco, California
History preserved

A preservation of a sad part of modern Ethiopian history, worth paying homage to. Painful... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Average10%
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“recent history” (25 reviews)
“dark history” (8 reviews)
Bole Road, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
+251 11 515 6197
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A sad chapter of Ethiopian history brought to life in this museum with lots of photos and exhibits from that time. It is free to enter and they only ask for a donation at the end for the guides - our guide was housed in...More

1  Thank ahughes3466
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A preservation of a sad part of modern Ethiopian history, worth paying homage to. Painful chronicles of tyranny and human hegemony on the innocents. A must visit if you are interested in history.

Thank Anderson S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is free to enter- they just ask a donation at the end. It is fairly small but provides a decent amount of information, though it definitely could have delved a bit deeper into the history. Most of the information is printed in English....More

Thank uclatraveler9
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum has many photographs, objects, and remains from a very sad time in Ethiopian History. The staff offers a free guided tour in English that is well worth the time. A voluntary donation is asked for the museum.

Thank peripatetic845
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

while walking around the museum seeing the atrocities, we heard what sounded like a crash, i walked outside as there was screaming and saw that across the road a scaffold had collapsed. not sure if anyone was injured. i hope not.

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

A well and nicely organised museum about the recent tragic history of Ethiopia and the dictatorial regime of the 80ies. Maybe keeping this for the end of your visit to Addis Ababa.

Thank Verberckt D
Reviewed 2 October 2017

This Museum is not about Ethiopian history which had happened in the past rather it is the proof that humans, if convinced with some ideology can extinct all there brother from earth. so we should preach Love than hatred!

Thank yesunew h
Reviewed 1 October 2017

I wasn't sure I wanted to go here, but and glad I did. The museum is an important memorial to the many Ethiopians who suffered and died during a very dark period of the country's history. Admission is free, but please make a contribution to...More

Thank April L
Reviewed 15 September 2017

this museum shows the terror of a former ruler of ethipia where almost half a million is kiiled. if you are a faint hearted, better to avoid. but this museum shows the brutality of ruler. soem of the stories are heartbreaking.

Thank ernakulamtraveller
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Very welcoming staff, explaining with inside knowledge the terrible years suffered by the Ethipoians between 1974 and 1991. I suggest coupling it with the visit to the Martyrs' Memorial in Mek'ele.

1  Thank paolocalvino
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20 March 2017|
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Response from josorb | Reviewed this property |
I have been informed by Ethiopian colleagues that the museum is open daily from 08:30 to 17:00. Its really worth a visit.
9 July 2016|
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Response from vituzzo | Reviewed this property |
Our visit with a guide lasted less than an hour. Of course it can be longer if you spend more time at each panel.
Turatsinze C
28 March 2015|
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Response from Danuta O | Reviewed this property |
The museum is free but you can drop something in the donation box placed by the exit.