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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 5 days ago

One of my best days in Addis was spent here. I learned about Ethiopian lifestyles from childhood to death. I was moved in Emperor Haile Selassie's bedroom and also Empress Menen's.

Thank Felicity I
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great museum to visit in Addis. The insights into different tribal groups throughout Ethiopia were fascinating, as was the artwork displayed on the top floor. My kids (ages 12 & 14) were mostly bored, but those with some greater interest in Ethiopian...More

Thank msfour
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Ethnological Museum is very well put together, particularly for an African museum. Most exhibits are presented nicely. The various artifacts on display through the journey through the life of an Ethiopian is very creative. Worth a visit.

Thank RoseShalydeen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum has some good displays on the various ethnological groups in Ethiopia and history. Some good art as well.

Thank CLT29
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We found this place extremely interesting as you coluld have a glimse into the life of the Emperor Haile Selassie and his queen! You can se the bed room and even the toliet and many uniforms of this little but important man of the country....More

1  Thank Connyswede
Reviewed 12 April 2017

This museum is a hidden gem as it is way less popular than the National Museum. But if you are interested in learning about the many ethnic groups in Ethiopia and the history of the Ethiopian people, this is the place to go! Lots of...More

Thank nicnev91
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This has some interesting exhibits and is worth spending an hour or so looking around. The displays are in English and are nicely laid out. The art and music exhibitions on the top floor were very impressive.

Thank John H
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Informative and set in the University ground. You will get a good feel of the culture and is a good way to prepare for other out town site visits

Thank Eric L
Reviewed 5 April 2017

RASTAFARI give I strength, this is the heart of I&I and it will take your breath away. This place is educational in so many ways.

Thank nazarenevow
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

The museum was 100 Bir entrance. It has various departments differing from stamps and coins to musical instruments and a quite nice exhibition on religions in Ethiopia. All located in former palace of the emperor with bath and bedrooms in original state.

Thank Jelle M
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Where is the exact location.
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.