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Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum

Bole Road, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
+251 11 515 6197
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nice small museum

while walking around the museum seeing the atrocities, we heard what sounded like a crash, i walked... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Paul S
Greater London, United Kingdom
Painful history

A well and nicely organised museum about the recent tragic history of Ethiopia and the dictatorial... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Verberckt D
via mobile
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Bole Road, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
+251 11 515 6197
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Reviewed yesterday

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 3 days ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 6 September 2017

It's simple but good for short visit, especially if you have small children together. It's very central and you can walk around too to see the old Museum

Thank mparany
Reviewed 5 September 2017

The museum gives an interesting and impressive overview on a part of Ethiopia's history. A recommendation.

Thank Elisa Z
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Really interesting museum about the darker side of Ethiopian history. Guide brought the place to life. Free entry and guide but leave a donation on the way out.

Thank Louinethiopia
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

I was deeply touched by the visit, historical overview of people who killed for freedom, a must see in Addis Ababa.

Thank علاء ا
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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.