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Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum

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Address: Bole Road, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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+251 11 515 6197
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Horrific narrations of the Dirge regime

The Mengistu regime must have been the worst, killing innocent students and perceived opponents. It is a moving testimony on why people should never allow tyrants and mad men to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
kimanimichael13
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I understand that this museum is a memorial for Ethiopians who died tragically during the Dirge regime, and it must have a special place in Ethiopians' hearts. I regret to say that, because most of the collections in this museum only have Amharic description, I do not understand what they are and what are their significance. To allow more foreigners... More 

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Mengistu regime must have been the worst, killing innocent students and perceived opponents. It is a moving testimony on why people should never allow tyrants and mad men to rule. Wanton detention, stealing from state coffers and enriching those closest to the regime. Though the regime was overthrown, it was replaced by a clique of oppressing technocrats who are... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good. A bit small so doesn't take long but entrance is free. They treat you well and and exhibit is a bit heartbreaking.

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Thank Ron W
Kuwait City, Kuwait
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is a memorial for all those who died during the red terror in Ethiopia, the dark history. It was definitely interesting and worth seeing. And eventhough I'm Ethiopian myself, I learned a lot information about the important time in history, the information I never really knew about. Now I can truly say that I know about the red... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited the museum on a Saturday afternoon (it's opened Monday to Sunday 8:30 am to 6:30 pm except for public holidays). Entrance is free but you are required to make a donation at the end of whatever sum you wish. The photos and pictures tell a story of a grimm period in Ethiopia, the Derge rule. It reminded me... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a very personal interpretive tour with a well-informed guide who took us through the museum. It provided us with a glimpse of a grim and terrible period in history. Some would say that it provides on side of an historical moment. I am not well enough informed to comment further.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A small museum, but tells a really important time of Ethiopia. Good information and testimonies of a red era. Totally recommend it.

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Thank Martin M
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a very good description of a very dark period in Ethiopia's recent history. The signs are both in Amharic and English. Very strong experience!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small, but great museum about the atrocities during the Derg regime. Easily accessible as it is in the center of the city.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Whilst the subject matter is gruelling and upsetting, our passionate tour guide was able to bring this sad aspect of Ethiopian history to life. A must see, and history not to be forgotten. Donation after tour - no entry cost.

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