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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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 21 July 2017

A little more organized to get out better. Is a hearty presentation of proud Ethiopia people's history is beautiful.

Thank inf0max
Reviewed 13 July 2017

This museum is well worth the visit since it helps tourists extend their knowledge of the place their visiting beyond sites and food. The displays are excellent, artifact collection impressive, and its easy to get to!

Thank Joanna B
Reviewed 2 July 2017

There is not much to do in Addis Ababa if you only have an afternoon to spare. I hired a taxi and visited a couple of museums. The Ethnological Museum suffers from a lack of money and lighting, making the exhibits difficult to see and...More

Thank OzBee
Reviewed 30 June 2017

If you´re in Addis I would see this museum because it´s got a lot of good stuff in it, from ethnological displays (particularly interesting on the different tribal groups of Ethiopia, and excellent collection of musical instruments) to religious artworks. Some of the labelling and...More

Thank Travelboffin
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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.