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Ethnological Museum

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Address: Algeria St Piazza Haile, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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an overview of life in Ethiopia

The Ethnological Museum is housed in the former palace of Haile Selassie and offers an overview of life cycles of various peoples and tribes of Ethiopia, including rites of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The museum is located on in the former imperial palace of Haile Selassie, which is part of the current university. The area is quite pretty and the building itself is essentially a nice mansion from about a century ago. My guide rushed me through a bit, but it was an interesting museum with a good look into the many cultures... More 

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Bucharest
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Ethnological Museum is housed in the former palace of Haile Selassie and offers an overview of life cycles of various peoples and tribes of Ethiopia, including rites of passage, marriage ceremonies and living arrangements.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Totally worth visiting. If you are going to see the Omo valley tribes, there is a good exhibition that will give you an introduction to some of the tribes.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a great place to visit to learn about Ethiopia's rich ethnic diversity. There are some really interesting exhibits covering local crafts, regions and people. It used to be the residence of former emperor Haile Salassie and you're able to see his bedroom and bathroom. Certainly worth a visit.

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum, now serving as the Ethiopian Language Studies Library and Ethnological Museum, was the residence of Emperor Haile Sillassie. It is very well displayed and a great place about the cultures of the people of Ethiopia, and history of Ethiopia. It is located in the 6 Kilo Campus - Social Science Faculty of Addis Ababa University

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the great fortune of being in Addis for business and wanted to see some of the history and culture of the country but I only had an afternoon and I was on my own. My hotel arranged for a trusted taxi driver to take me around for a flat fee. He also went with me inside the museums... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a good museum to visit if you have an hour or so to spend in Addis, many interesting exhibits to see

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Addis Ababa, Addis Abeba, Ethiopia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Do not leave addis ababa without having a look on the former palace of Haile Selassie, now Addis Ababa University. it is one of the most organized museums in addis. they have updated collection of Ethiopia's arts and cultural works. it is a wonderful place for museum and art lovers. this museum is little Ethiopia in one building.

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are in Addis must see this Museum, it is found in Addis Ababa University main campus also which is being a royal palace for King Hailesilasse.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Located in the former Emperors palace (includes a look at his bedroom and bathroom) in the grounds of the university. 1st floor is cultural reflection of childhood, adulthood and handicrafts. Loved the 2nd floor religious art. 100birr per person - everything marked so we did it without a guide. Worth a couple of hours of your time.

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