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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 yesterday

We spent all day, the curator came and talked with us several times, the guest artist spent a great deal of time with us discussing his artwork and explaining things, a guide took us to have coffee in the staff area. LOTS of information but...More

Thank alaskalodge
Reviewed 1 week ago

Situated in one of the last Emperor's palaces, the exhibits are arranged over a couple of floors, not at all busy, we had a guide who was very knowledgeable and we spent a couple of hours strolling around - fascinating, recommended.

Thank shoegirlat44
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well DISPLAYED history of Ethiopia's history in a former palace in a university campus , not easy to find , but ask students.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The “Ethnological Museum of Ethiopia” is situated inside the Addis Ababa university campus walking distance from "6 Kilo Square(Sidist Arat))".On entering the Campus ground was transferred into a different World of youth students and palatial garden with fountains.The building housing the Ethnological museum was the...More

Thank MumbaiRiders
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots to see, very interesting. The art was amazing and I could have spent at least an hour with the icons.

Thank Anna F
Reviewed 9 January 2018

Our driver suggested this museum and this was a great museum!! I think part of it was because we had a guide, which was super helpful! We had been to the Lucy Museum because we had heard so much about it, but this one was...More

Thank Electric_Chairsty
Reviewed 7 January 2018

If you have to choose one museum, head to the Ethnological Museum. Quite interesting exhibition in a historical building.

Thank Florian G
Reviewed 6 January 2018

Very interesting museum focussing on lifecycle by reference to practices of various tribes. Guide not essential and, indeed, we went round again without guide who was too fast and did not add a lot to the written notices. Royal bedchambers of some interest but highlight...More

Thank packyderm
Reviewed 31 December 2017

You need to set aside at least 90 minutes to give this museum justice. It has a good exhibit and there are comprehensive notes which take quite some time to read. We were lucky and went through just before a large school group so worth...More

Thank SteveMXP
Reviewed 28 December 2017

The museum is located at Addis Ababa University, with beautiful buildings and gardens. For those interested in knowing more about Ethiopian history, the museum is a great option. There are a lot of works and crafts, with good explainations in English. I highly recommend it.

Thank Anna V
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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.