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Ethnological Museum

Algeria St Piazza Haile, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
+251 92 074 7162
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Algeria St Piazza Haile, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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+251 92 074 7162
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"former palace"
in 33 reviews
"university campus"
in 27 reviews
"musical instruments"
in 25 reviews
"haile selassie"
in 47 reviews
"ethiopian culture"
in 24 reviews
"religious art"
in 11 reviews
"living quarters"
in 7 reviews
"bedroom and bathroom"
in 4 reviews
"ethnic groups"
in 11 reviews
"top floor"
in 16 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 21 reviews
"first floor"
in 10 reviews
"interesting insight"
in 4 reviews
"on display"
in 12 reviews
"his wife"
in 12 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 4 reviews
"entrance fee"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took two young kids fresh off the plane from an overnight flight and we still had a good time. It's set in very relaxing grounds and the king's bedroom was a particularly fascinating exhibit. A good way to start our journeys in Ethiopia.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not a big collection but informative and pleasant museum but needs better lighting. Great museum for a rainy afternoon.

1  Thank mhg20182018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I loved this museum especially since it’s a university as well! You get to see Hallie Sellassie’s personal belongings and history of The Ethiopians This museum really is a gem in history and made us feel better after the terrible experience we had at the...More

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Reviewed 13 May 2018

This is a wide mixture of stuff. The history about the building is great in its own right, but seeing the rooms of Haille Selassie is quite special.

1  Thank TheTrailingSpouse
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

The various parts of the museum are interesting but the highlight are the bedrooms of Emperor Haile Selassie and his wife. Surprisingly modest! The museum is in the middle of the university. Easy to find.

Thank Ripwalk
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

The museum building and former palace of Emperor Haile Selassie l is situated within the premises of the Addis Ababa (former Haile Selassie) University compound. It must have been once an impressive location with a drive way from the main gate to a 2nd gate...More

1  Thank Martin Z
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Reviewed 17 April 2018

My guide helped me to follow the many informations you can get in this museum.You see the life of the different tribes,their every day life,building technologies,art,and the museum of the last emperor,Haile Selassie.

Thank Katalin K
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Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

We visited this museum upon our return from the Southern Tribal Region and really enjoyed the additional info and displays after actually seeing the region. An hour or two is sufficient. The entry fee is much higher than the National Museum but still under $10....More

Thank Patty6-13
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

This museum is a bit difficult to find. I had to convince both the concierge at the hotel and the taxi driver that I did NOT mean the national museum, which is about 10 minutes' walk closer to the city center. This is located on...More

2  Thank jef-ind
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

This Museum, set in a former residence of Emperor Haile Selassie (now Addis Ababa University), has a wealth of fascinating displays exploring the cultures of South Omo, as well as the country’s largest collections of traditional musical instruments, costumes and medieval ecclesiastic artworks.

Thank Jennefer S
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Nazeemah S
6 September 2017|
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Response from whytea3 | Reviewed this property |
Usually yes
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17 September 2015|
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Response from davis625 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is on the University campus as the previous person posted. It really is an unassuming building but worth the find.
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