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National Museum

King George VI Street, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
+251 94 063 7476
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This museum’s greatest treasure is the partial skeleton of "Lucy," a tiny human believed to have lived over three million years ago.
  • Excellent23%
  • Very good42%
  • Average29%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 08:30 - 17:00
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King George VI Street, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

By large city standards, this museum is small. There are 3 floors and Lucy is on the very lowest floor. The museum is worth the visit and overall really interesting. The grounds outside are nice. They need work. But most places in Ethiopia do. The...More

Thank Travel_Dreammer
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Defiantly make this a place to go and see while your in Addis Ababa. Be prepared to be searched on the way in though for security 😊

Thank tony r
Reviewed 6 days ago

Not to be missed -a visit to the national musiem and "Lucy". Could not believe the extremely cheap entrance fee of 10 bir. The building itself is a little run down and would benefit from investment, but at the current entrance prices - this will...More

Thank Loftymm
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good place to visit to sea lusy and see the emporeres the clothes.this one place u would visity to sea the the history of Ethiopia and the fosoles that was dug up.

Thank yonatanbiz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A bone collectors dream and skeleton puzzle doers delight! The National Museum is a good place for those having an interest in Ancestry and Origin. Unmanageable even when trying to think back the last 100 years let alone witnessing something that dates back over 3...More

Thank diligentsentinel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lacking money and lighting, the museum suffers from a lack of well presented displays and the necessary light to see them. OK for a short visit to see what is on display, OK if you are an archeology buff, but do not expect too much.

Thank OzBee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In truth, much of this museum lacks both labelling or a decent display for its no doubt important exhibits. A power cut when we were there also demonstrated that it has no back-up generator, which marked the end of our trip. However, I´ve given it...More

Thank Travelboffin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The National Museum has the potential to be a very good museum, and is the location of Lucy! Whilst the bottom floor, where Lucy is located, is very well done, the rest of the museum lacks labels, although does have some very interesting artefacts. It...More

Thank liam825
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is home to a large collection of human ancestors including the famous skeleton of Lucy dated more then 3 million years. The museum is in a very precarious state despite the large invaluable collection that it harvests and is in desperate need of...More

Thank roberto a
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So many locals told us to visit their National Museum to see the famous Lucy from who knows how many million years ago,but honestly it is a bit run down. we see the usual stone-age artefacts and bones, shards of early pottery. the throne used...More

Thank RichardDenise
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Birg
14 April 2017|
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Response from 524trip | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the National Museum is open all days of the week including public holidays!
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adrianpritcha72
10 April 2017|
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Response from Thon H | Reviewed this property |
Hi, no problem. Free to take pictures
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