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Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum

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A Side of Ethiopian History off the Commercial Tours

The museum is well crafted, telling the story of the 1974 revolution and subsequent military... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Singapore, Singapore
Important to visit

I visited the museum late on a Saturday afternoon with a tour. I wish I had of had more time to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Toronto, Canada
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Bole Road, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The presentation is confusing and we had a difficult time understanding what some of the pictures represented... The museum is small and free (with a donation box). Worth visiting, but could be better

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mahme
Reviewed 1 week ago

A bit hard to follow if you dont have any background on the history behind this. But fascinating and at the same time sad nonetheless

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Rakdaow
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is well crafted, telling the story of the 1974 revolution and subsequent military takeover in historical order. Personal accounts, artifacts and equipment are stored in the museum. If there is an English guide there, make sure to ask for a tour. A guide...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank viresque
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum pays tribute to the martyrs who were murdered during the Red Terror. I don't think it does a particularly good job of covering the history of the period, how it arose and how it ended. If you have limited time I would skip...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank GarethKZN
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was lucky to have read about the DERG regime in my guidebook. Without this previous reading I would have seen many pictures, missing the story behind

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank pieter_Belgium_1969
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They could a better job with it. A couple of things worth seeing. Small venue. The history/stories you read about in the museum, you can find online, without having to visit the museum. No fee to get in, only donations.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank haroldbox
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited the museum late on a Saturday afternoon with a tour. I wish I had of had more time to read more in detail. I went in not knowing much about the Derg rule and left wanting to find out more. A guide walked...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank raerae123
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hey everyone don't forgets to visit red terror museum you can visit the previous government history just don't missing this Cheers

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank bluesapphiretours
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I didn't know a lot about the period of Derg rule in Ethiopia, although I knew there had been a Marxist dictatorship. This museum, although not large, provides very interesting history of the period leading up to and during the Derg regime. Like so many...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank KellyCameronUSA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The museum tells the story of the dark times in Ethiopia when many people were killed in one night in a major human rights violation. The gentleman who welcomes you is very kind and the visit is free although opportunities for providing a donation at...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Jasonleg
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7 July 2018|
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Response from StevenP3559 | Reviewed this property |
3.1 miles, 5 kilometers.
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 Vito G | 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.