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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
+251 92 074 7162
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I have read some complaints in guidebooks about the labeling. I found it complete, except on the top floor. There is some modern (20th century anyway) art in there, too. And of course, Lucy.

Thank rtln
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not a must, but interesting excursion to find out a bit more about the country and its history/legacy. Not at cutting edge, but informative .

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is on the university campus, which I liked! It was fun to see the students going about their day. The museum had so much information, all of which was available in English. I really enjoyed the section that talked about the different cultural...More

Thank uclatraveler9
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I learned a lot about Ethiopian culture from this museum. But do spend the time reading the posters, which explain what you are looking at. They are very well written! As for the top floor, it's wonderful if you're into Christian religious art. Not so...More

Thank gilatoo
Reviewed 6 October 2017

It is the best 4 storey building part of the late Hailesilasie ,King, Palace now Addis Ababa University Ethiopian Studies office. You dont need a guide all the 84 tribes , all the old Majesty Palace, bed rooms.....are represented by text. I enjoy mostly the...More

Thank tadefera
Reviewed 1 October 2017

This museum on the Addis Ababa University campus gives visitors a good sense of the diversity of the Ethiopian people and their customs - historically and now. There's a beautiful collection of artifacts and religious paintings as well.

Thank April L
Reviewed 15 September 2017

being in africa to get the taste of africa and probably one of the finest museum in africa, you should visit this place.it consists of two floors and its a showcase of beutiful artefacts. it also shocases relegious and traditional items. nice. i recommed every...More

Thank ernakulamtraveller
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

We came here on our last day in Ethiopia. The museum is inside the university campus so taxis cannot get into the complex. You get charged a faranji price to enter the museum but it's not a bad fee. The museum itself starts with random...More

Thank MC F
Reviewed 25 August 2017

We enjpyed this visit very much. The set up is wide, different subjects and displayed in a good way. The cultural difference between the many people in Ethiopia and their utensils, music instruments and stories came alive. Our sons both enjoyed it, and for us...More

Thank prsocookie
Reviewed 26 July 2017

There was some interesting old local arts and crafts. I particularly enjoyed the pictures and stories translated into English of old fables. Could use some modernising.

Thank Seeker777
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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.