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Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum

Bole Road, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
+251 11 515 6197
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Like the others communist and socialist regimes, to his ld themselves in power, they bild up a... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2017
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the displays and accompanying explanations need to be better so that visitors understand the... read more

Reviewed 2 June 2017
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Bole Road, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
+251 11 515 6197
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Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Like the others communist and socialist regimes, to his ld themselves in power, they bild up a terror, killing a lot of people and taking the country to a bankruptcy!

Thank adibfarid
Reviewed 2 June 2017

the displays and accompanying explanations need to be better so that visitors understand the history better. They don't charge entry but it's a good idea to donate some money to help maintain the place

Thank Atick
Reviewed 31 May 2017

not a good display. should visit the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg or Yad Vashem in Jerusalem for ideas. one can still see depraved humanity and the cruelty.

Thank RichardDenise
Reviewed 30 May 2017

This is by far one of the saddest places I have visited in all my years going to Ethiopia - but it tells a story that is very seldom heard. With tours being given by survivors of the Derg and the famine it is heartbreaking...More

1  Thank whytea3
Reviewed 30 May 2017

This was a great place to visit on our trip to Addis. We got a local guide in the museum to show us around, it turns out he was actually tortured under the Communist leadership. They only ask for a voluntary donation of anything you...More

Thank ut_jd
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

Another must see to learn about Ethiopia's past... even if it is somewhat propagandist in tone... Easy to get to and easy to see alongside other museums.

Thank Mal_1313
Reviewed 24 May 2017

It is a very interesting place to visit. With pictures and proper info that really moved us. It is a good place to connect with some of the ethiopian history

Thank ClaudiaMunozM
Reviewed 23 May 2017

These tours are led by former prisoners of the Derg regime. My guide gave a very powerful account of his own experiences and was very knowledgable about the history more generally. Highly recommended.

Thank Ryan B
Reviewed 18 May 2017

This was one of the most touching and heart-felt museums in Ethiopia. The museum name accurately depicts terrifying historical events that took place in Ethiopia among its people.

Thank Ajuwa A
Reviewed 12 May 2017

It's probably fair to say this is one of the worst museums I've ever visited in my life, which is a real shame given the horrendous atrocities of the Derg era and the need for a good museum to tell that story.. Unfortunately that's not...More

1  Thank The_Simit
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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.