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Address: King George VI Street, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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+251 94 063 7476
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This museum’s greatest treasure is the partial skeleton of...

This museum’s greatest treasure is the partial skeleton of "Lucy," a tiny human believed to have lived over three million years ago.

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Our son of seven liked this place so much we visited it twice. Besides Lucy and some very interesting skeletons (or parts of), the museum offers also a inside in Ethiopia's... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Ghent, Belgium
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our son of seven liked this place so much we visited it twice. Besides Lucy and some very interesting skeletons (or parts of), the museum offers also a inside in Ethiopia's history. It is really worth the visit!

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The museum is interesting especially when you are interested in 'early life from humans'; in the basement of the museum are nicely explained the excavations and interpretation of the bones from early homonids, "Lucy" and "Ardi". First floor is showing interesting items (clothing) and artifacts for different parts of Ethiopa (history). Next floor is paintings, old and new from Ethiopia,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm sort of a history buff & enjoyed my time here. It cost 10 birr to enter and most people come to see the remains of Lucy which is on the lower level. Trust me there is so much more to see. I had a guided tour which looking back was not necessary & the guide came with price tag... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Well anyone coming to Ethiopia must cost the national museum and look at "Lucy". Even though the place is maintains poorly, you can clearly experience the genesis of modern humanity.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was my first visit to Addis Ababa & I passed god time in Holy trinity Cathedral and national museum

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

While this museum is rather small and dusty, it has several interesting exhibits for anyone making a tour of Ethiopia. We visited both before a 2 week trip of northern Ethiopia and after and found it informative both times. The lower floor exhibit on human evolution is very good and not to be missed. On the ground floor don't overlook... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I read about the discovery of Lucy many years ago. I saw the fossil and many other things. It must however be upgraded to meet the expectations of visitors.

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

The national museum of Ethiopia is now re arranged in a professional way! At the basement of the building where the museum's first section is starting its exhibition, the Paleo-anthropological section is so much fantastic. The whole world finally become Africa, especially to Ethiopia where Lucy were discovered here. Among the world most discoveries the East African Great Rift Valleys... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I expected a bit more of this museum. I would have loved it if they showed grafics or something from the time Lucy lived. They could have build up dolls to show how they think Lucy looked like. Otherwise, good info about development even though the texts were a bit long.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

a quaint museum, a bit weak on organization and layout, with dark and ununiform exhibits, but the content of what was there is magical, especially the paleo skeletons and obsidian flints. absolutely magical.

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