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Ethnological Museum

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Address: Algeria St Piazza Haile, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Yet another historic landmark in Addis

Haile Selassie's Palace is definitely worth a visit. On arrival we were a bit confused as we didn't know that the whole area has developed into this huge university campus and we... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Solwezi, Zambia
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Solwezi, Zambia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Haile Selassie's Palace is definitely worth a visit. On arrival we were a bit confused as we didn't know that the whole area has developed into this huge university campus and we didn't find the palace right away. The ethnological exhibition is quite interesting but the palace itself and the architecture were much more impressing for me. Our guide -... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Now a university the museum building and grounds were the former Royal Palace which in itself is interesting. There quite a few floors with stairs, with lots of rooms depicting different eras and ethnic groups. A great overview which during our trip around the country was often referred back to. Also contains the last Royal's bedroom and bidet to take... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The building is located at the University campus and it was previously the house of Haile Selassie It is an interesting museum telling about Ethiopian culture from cradle to grave. You also meet some of the many etnic groups living in the country. Some of the rooms from Selassis time is keeped there. You can see his bedroom and badroom.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is in Haile Selassie's town place now in the Addis Ababa University grounds. It is worth understanding, for example, how teff pancake bread (Injera) is made traditionally. It is still made that way in many places and tastes the better for it. Some stories are to be found in the main gallery that break up the factual ticketing... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

This is an inexpensive museum with an excellent English speaking guide which gives a good insight into the history of the Ethiopian people.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

This is the place to visit if you want to understand Ethiopian peoples and cultures. The display of music instruments is very interesting, as well as the stories in the main gallery. Located in the university compound, it was not so easy to locate but is much worth the effort.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

I loved this museum. On the contrary to the National Museum there's lots to see here. It explains about the history of Ethiopia, about the different tribes their cultural and it has a lot on display and it is all explain on boards so if you don't mind reading you don't need a guide to get around. I spent aprox.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Of course, Lucy is the drawing card, but of even of more interest are the informative archaeological displays of a country with a long standing history. Also very well done are the regional displays illuminating local traditions and dress. Information is well presented and providing a broad understanding of Ethiopian customs.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

One of the fun things about this place is that it's housed in one of Haile Selassie's former palaces. Anyone interested in history (or learning) will enjoy this. You'll also be on the campus of Addis Ababa University, which is very pleasant.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We visited here on the first day of our trip and found it very interesting. The exhibits are well organised following a full life cycle. Helps you to understand the diversity of the Ethiopean peoples. The museum is housed in the old palace of Haile Selassie in the grounds of the university. If taking a taxi ask them to take... More 

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