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Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum

Bole Road, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
+251 11 515 6197
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Interesting visit

It is a very interesting place to visit. With pictures and proper info that really moved us. It is... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
ClaudiaMunozM
Powerful experience

These tours are led by former prisoners of the Derg regime. My guide gave a very powerful account... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ryan B
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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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Bole Road, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It is a very interesting place to visit. With pictures and proper info that really moved us. It is a good place to connect with some of the ethiopian history

Thank ClaudiaMunozM
Reviewed 2 days ago

These tours are led by former prisoners of the Derg regime. My guide gave a very powerful account of his own experiences and was very knowledgable about the history more generally. Highly recommended.

Thank Ryan B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of the most touching and heart-felt museums in Ethiopia. The museum name accurately depicts terrifying historical events that took place in Ethiopia among its people.

Thank Ajuwa A
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's probably fair to say this is one of the worst museums I've ever visited in my life, which is a real shame given the horrendous atrocities of the Derg era and the need for a good museum to tell that story.. Unfortunately that's not...More

Thank The_Simit
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Depicts the sad part of Ethiopian History. This is one of those places worth a visit whenever or if you ever find yourself in Addis Ababa.

Thank Veudin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum is run by very friendly and conscientious staff; however, the absence of a clear explanation of the historical timeline linking the displays makes it almost impossible to grasp the contextual significance of the artefacts without prior knowledge of the...More

Thank Howard M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In memory of many, many killed by Derg dictatorship. Movingly emotional, go pay respects and learn if you don't already know about that regime. Free entry, I ask you leave a donation as no government funding. "Lest we forget". Not well signed in English but...More

Thank cumbria2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Caution - this museum is not for the faint-hearted. It contains graphics and information about a number of terrible events during Mengistu Haile Merriam's reign over Ethiopia. That said, it is an important part of the country's history and should not be overlooked, hidden or...More

Thank C S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum, just off Meskel Square, commemorates the victims of the Red Terror in the late 70's in Ethiopia. The museum depicts the events leading up to the Red Terror, photojournalism, news stories, photos of victims, torture instruments and culminates in a room showing the...More

1  Thank PRS19
Reviewed 19 April 2017

The guide lead me through the museum looking at all the photos and memorability of this dreadful time in the more recent history of Ethiopia. I was moved to tears as I found out the guide himself had been a victim of imprisoment for 8...More

1  Thank liketoexplore2016
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IsabelleW90
Does anybody have information about the business hours? Is it open daily ? Thank you !
20 March 2017|
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Response from josorb | Reviewed this property |
I have been informed by Ethiopian colleagues that the museum is open daily from 08:30 to 17:00. Its really worth a visit.
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Honest1yOpinionated
How long do tours through the museum last? I.e., how much time should I allot for this museum?
9 July 2016|
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Response from vituzzo | Reviewed this property |
Our visit with a guide lasted less than an hour. Of course it can be longer if you spend more time at each panel.
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Turatsinze C
What is the cost/ price to visit the museum?
28 March 2015|
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Response from Danuta O | Reviewed this property |
The museum is free but you can drop something in the donation box placed by the exit.
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