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Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum

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Address: Bole Road, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Phone Number: +251 11 515 6197
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The museum is small, but very informative. For anyone interested in the history of Ethiopia, this is a must. I highly recommend doing the guided tour. The exhibits are... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Arequipa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is small, but very informative. For anyone interested in the history of Ethiopia, this is a must. I highly recommend doing the guided tour. The exhibits are well-organized, and you could easily do a self-guided tour. However, the tour guides are individuals who lived the experience. As other reviewers have mentioned, the tour guides can offer unique, first... More 

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Bristol
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a very small exhibition, which certainly helps you to understand the relatively recent atrocities. It is free to go in although obviously a donation is expected. Everything is explained in English, and although a guide is offered, it is not necessary if you prefer to wander around alone. If you are at all interested in recent Ethiopian history,... More 

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Thank JudyBristol
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was in Addis Ababa during the Red Terror. It was especially interesting for me to see and hear of the history from the point of view of Ethiopians caught in the chaos and brutality. May it remind Ethiopians of a time they wish never to repeat.

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Thank Caroline K
Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must when you visit Addis. There is also a good book shop next to the museum with a good collection of books. The guide had personal experience and lived through this horrendous time in Ethiopia.

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Thank josorb
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The tour guide had personal experience with the subject and was able to tell the story of the Red Terror from his first hand accounts.

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Thank Matt H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I learned a lot that I never knew from this place! Definitely worth a visit! The tour guide in the museum lived through this experience.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is definitely somewhere to visit to gain an insight into the recent history of Ethiopia and is graphic in it's display.

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is something to see if you want to see what the country has been through. As someone who has lost an uncle to this period of time, i have visited this place many times and still get mesmerized by how much that generation had to go through.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the place you need to go see if visiting Addis Ababa. If you can get one of the guides to walk through with you, your experience will be superb. Our guide was one of the survivors, still brings a tear to ours eyes.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Poignant and definitely worth a visit. Although there are some descriptions, the guide was able to provide context which was really useful.

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