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Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum

Bole Road, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
+251 11 515 6197
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Fascinating insight to history, not all pleasant

The guide's personal experience gave a very real feel to the terror and helped us understand some... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Adrian D
Thames, New Zealand
Impact of Derg on the Ethiopian history

A guide, ex prisoner and survivor of the Derg era took us through the 20th century history of the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Johan B
via mobile
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Bole Road, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
+251 11 515 6197
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The guide's personal experience gave a very real feel to the terror and helped us understand some of the issues that beset the proud nation.

Thank Adrian D
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A guide, ex prisoner and survivor of the Derg era took us through the 20th century history of the country, sharing with us his own experiences. It is an interesting display and a moving story of cruelty which give a good understanding of the late...More

Thank Johan B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This museum depicts the horrifying historical events that happened to the Ethiopian people by the Derg regime during the mid 70s-late 80s. The displays are not very informative and lack proper explication. Thus, we left the museum confused with the actual chronological order of such...More

Thank Arya07
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Like the others communist and socialist regimes, to his ld themselves in power, they bild up a terror, killing a lot of people and taking the country to a bankruptcy!

Thank adibfarid
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the displays and accompanying explanations need to be better so that visitors understand the history better. They don't charge entry but it's a good idea to donate some money to help maintain the place

Thank Atick
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

not a good display. should visit the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg or Yad Vashem in Jerusalem for ideas. one can still see depraved humanity and the cruelty.

Thank RichardDenise
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is by far one of the saddest places I have visited in all my years going to Ethiopia - but it tells a story that is very seldom heard. With tours being given by survivors of the Derg and the famine it is heartbreaking...More

1  Thank whytea3
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a great place to visit on our trip to Addis. We got a local guide in the museum to show us around, it turns out he was actually tortured under the Communist leadership. They only ask for a voluntary donation of anything you...More

Thank ut_jd
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Another must see to learn about Ethiopia's past... even if it is somewhat propagandist in tone... Easy to get to and easy to see alongside other museums.

Thank Mal_1313
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a very interesting place to visit. With pictures and proper info that really moved us. It is a good place to connect with some of the ethiopian history

Thank ClaudiaMunozM
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Does anybody have information about the business hours? Is it open daily ? Thank you !
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.
How long do tours through the museum last? I.e., how much time should I allot for this museum?
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
What is the cost/ price to visit the museum?
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.