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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Informative museum about local culture and traditions, sections divided into birth, life, death so each captures the different practices of an Ethiopian throught the stages kf life. There is also a section on religious artefacts. Museum buffs will enjoy this.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ryank1975
Reviewed 5 days ago

Better to go AFTERvisiting the many tribes in the South as its too much to tak in at the start. But after a visit to the tribesyou will be able to appreciate it better.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Rakdaow
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this museum and walked around with very little assistance from the museum staff. There were no guides present and I had to piece together information on my own. It would have been a much richer experience with some assistance from the museum staff.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Liz S
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are a multitude of exhibits. I particularly enjoyed the musical instruments. Sadly the museum is very run down and many of the exhibits are not particularly well preserved. Nevertheless it is worth a visit. You don't need for than an hour at this attraction.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank GarethKZN
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is inside the city's university main campus ("the old campus", as there is a new campus being built at the time of this review). It has a great collection of cultural and social history.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank haroldbox
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum helps to give you context about the diverse cultural groups that exist in Ethiopia. The exhibits start at birth and move through life stages till death. It tries to incorporate aspects from different tribal groups throughout the country sand succeeds. Well worth a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Amanda K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great museum filled with wonderful information about Ethiopia! So glad we made it to visit and learned so much.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JennGator22
Reviewed 5 November 2018

Fascinating place. Lot of info in English. Spent at least 1.5hrs there. Grounds pleasant too. Well worth a trip

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank CarolynElizabeth
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

Very informative museum but difficult ( sometimes impossible) be read and see many of exhibits and materials. While other exhibits need cleaning and maintenance; such as Emperors bedroom would be greatly improved if the chandelier was cleaned and not entirely covered with ages of dust.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ladybegood
Reviewed 3 November 2018

Laid out in a most interesting manner in the University of Addis Ababa, Haile Selassie's former Palace, surround by beautiful gardens, this was one of the biggest highlights of my trip to Addis Ababa. I highly recommend you hire the services of a guide, Mr....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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6 September 2017|
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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.