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Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum

Bole Road, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
+251 11 515 6197
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Karmatic Energies

This place is scary. Stay out of it while you can. They have no respect for the dead, having dug up... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2017
via mobile
Very well curated

Well curated and organised. Tells the story of that period with great impact. Would go again. Would... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2017
Shujoya V
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Bole Road, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
+251 11 515 6197
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Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

This place is scary. Stay out of it while you can. They have no respect for the dead, having dug up many deceased soldiers for shock value. Stop doing silly and give these souls the grave they deserve.

Thank theTimeTravellersBox
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Well curated and organised. Tells the story of that period with great impact. Would go again. Would suggest reading up a little in advance on Google before going so you are aware of the rough chronology and key events and people.

Thank Shujoya V
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I recommend doing a little background research on the Derg rule in Ethiopia before going to the museum to give some context, but the place was interesting and well done. It't not huge so don't expect to spend more than an hour or so at...More

1  Thank hannah n
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Words fail. Do not make this part of a tourist itinerary. Small, dirty, disorganized, and poorly narrated. Unless you have previous knowledge of the Red Terror, you will have no idea what's happening at this very strange little museum.

Thank Naguchi
Reviewed 2 July 2017

We stumbled upon this while randomly walking around Adis. I never knew what happened in Ethiopia all those years ago and this attraction highlights the brutality of the regime and the barbarous act they committed against the people of Ethiopia.

1  Thank Aled D
Reviewed 30 June 2017

Outstanding history and paintings A must see to understand the history of the country Does not take a lot of time

Thank Lili K
Reviewed 30 June 2017

A small but must-see museum if you have a genuine interest in Ethiopia, its history and its people, ie those who actually lived the story of Derg terror. One of our taxi drivers was imprisoned by the regime. It´s sickening stuff however, and not an...More

3  Thank Travelboffin
Reviewed 29 June 2017

We went here on the first morning of our stay and we're really glad we did. Before coming here I knew very little about the history of Ethiopia. However, the museum is very insightful and it is well worth going round with a guide to...More

Thank liam825
Reviewed 28 June 2017

This is a truly heartbreaking little museum. You leave feeling quite angry. Incidentally, Mengistu is still alive, living in exile in Zimbabwe and rumoured to be helping Mugabe. Don't forget to donate a few birr.

Thank adrianpritcha72
Reviewed 20 June 2017

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
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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.