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Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum

Bole Road, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
+251 11 515 6197
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A must when in Addis

Really moving exhibit of the Red Terror Martyrs. A must when you're in Addis. The guides are... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Adina Ioana U
London, England, United Kingdom
A Must

If you are interested in modern Ethiopian history then you must visit the Red Terror museum. It... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Welsh F
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Bole Road, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
+251 11 515 6197
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Reviewed yesterday

Really moving exhibit of the Red Terror Martyrs. A must when you're in Addis. The guides are survivors of the Red Terror, and the museum is fully funded from donations.

Thank Adina Ioana U
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you are interested in modern Ethiopian history then you must visit the Red Terror museum. It charts Ethiopia's political transition from ruling emperor, then communist military committee (Derg), to the current Federal Democratic Republic. I recommend you tour with one of the Museum's guides....More

Thank Welsh F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's small so you'll get through it in max 30min. It was interesting and shocking information on what the Ethiopian people and especially the you suffered in the time of the DERG regime. But you aren't missing anything of particular note if you don't visit....More

Thank Feben J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is scary. Stay out of it while you can. They have no respect for the dead, having dug up many deceased soldiers for shock value. Stop doing silly and give these souls the grave they deserve.

Thank theTimeTravellersBox
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well curated and organised. Tells the story of that period with great impact. Would go again. Would suggest reading up a little in advance on Google before going so you are aware of the rough chronology and key events and people.

Thank Shujoya V
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I recommend doing a little background research on the Derg rule in Ethiopia before going to the museum to give some context, but the place was interesting and well done. It't not huge so don't expect to spend more than an hour or so at...More

1  Thank hannah n
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Words fail. Do not make this part of a tourist itinerary. Small, dirty, disorganized, and poorly narrated. Unless you have previous knowledge of the Red Terror, you will have no idea what's happening at this very strange little museum.

Thank Naguchi
Reviewed 2 July 2017

We stumbled upon this while randomly walking around Adis. I never knew what happened in Ethiopia all those years ago and this attraction highlights the brutality of the regime and the barbarous act they committed against the people of Ethiopia.

1  Thank Aled D
Reviewed 30 June 2017

Outstanding history and paintings A must see to understand the history of the country Does not take a lot of time

Thank Lili K
Reviewed 30 June 2017

A small but must-see museum if you have a genuine interest in Ethiopia, its history and its people, ie those who actually lived the story of Derg terror. One of our taxi drivers was imprisoned by the regime. It´s sickening stuff however, and not an...More

3  Thank Travelboffin
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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.
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.
Turatsinze C
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.