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Algeria St Piazza Haile, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
+251 92 074 7162
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All reviews former palace university campus musical instruments haile selassie religious art ethiopian culture living quarters ethnic groups bedroom and bathroom top floor large collection worth a visit first floor interesting insight on display his wife entrance fee
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Reviewed 2 days ago

On out first visit the power was out. On the second we were able to see most of the displays but the lighting for most of the displays of many of them was extremely poor making it hard to read and observe.

Thank David K D
Reviewed 4 days ago

The museum covers the Ethiopian history from the beginning of humanoids "Dinkinesh aka Lucy" up to Ethiopian modern art.

Thank Jodok I
Reviewed 5 days ago

This museum is located on the grounds of the university and was the former palace of Haile Selassie, Ethiopia's famous emperor. You can visit his and his wife's bedrooms and bathrooms and there is a nice display of his various costumes and uniforms. It was...More

Thank Joanna D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Due to a power outage, half of my visit to the museum was aided by the light of my cell phone, but once the lights came back on, I found this museum very interesting, and the artistic quality of the objects (pottery, professional crosses, etc.)...More

Thank JourneysFromSeattle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Apparently this museum is a must. Although we when got there on Thursday the 5th of October we found it closed. We were told it was a holiday, which did not seem to make sense since other musea were open. We found out that there...More

Thank lottesahar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved the Ethnological Museum because it had an extensive collection of religious and cultural artwork, along with beautifully made instruments.

Thank marlena206
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As we strained our eyes to look at all the incredible pieces of Ethiopian ethnological history in this former palace of the Emperor Selassie, we kept praying the lighting would improve. Ethiopia still has frequent black outs, and sadly, as happened with us, when the...More

Thank Howard R
Reviewed 8 September 2018

You can learn a lot in this museum, History, Religious, He is amazing, splendid. Ask Migbaru to bring you there. I recommand you Migbaru, a good guide and a good man. His contact : Fantamig1@gmail.com +251943802658 Have a nice trip with my friend Migbaru Tsahay

Thank Mawuli_France
Reviewed 2 September 2018

Top of the list of places to visit in Addis, formerly the palace now a university department ... and museum. A weave through the collections, ... to the Emperor's bathroom. Worth a visit and the fee.

Thank Global783032
Reviewed 31 August 2018

The Ethnological Museum is located in the former Emperors palace, now part of a university and institute. While the National Museum boasts Lucy...the Ethnological Museum is where the real museum experience can be found. You'll pay at a small window on your left upon entering...More

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Nazeemah S
6 September 2017|
Response from whytea3 | Reviewed this property |
Usually yes
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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.