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National Museum

King George VI Street, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
+251 94 063 7476
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This museum’s greatest treasure is the partial skeleton of "Lucy," a tiny human believed to have lived over three million years ago.
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  • Very good42%
  • Average29%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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King George VI Street, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
+251 94 063 7476
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

In a fairly nondescript museum lies the bones of the ancestors of all mankind. Lucy, the most well known skeleton whose discovery proved the Theory of Evolution, lies here. She's 3.2 million years old! I was super excited to be able to see (a replica)...More

Thank eghose
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is the real gem. There are many interesting things inside and very good for learning human history. But it should be improved technologies to make the museum experience more interactive.

Thank Muchchim
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is one of the most significant museums in the world (Lucy's remains and local culture are depicted) that is in complete abandonment. Everything is dusty and with no museum technological cases. It' s really sad that the show cases are terrible, lighting is poor...More

Thank JLRH
Reviewed 5 days ago

As part of the tour of Addis Ababa the National Museum was a must see. We saw the transformative evolution of man and our relationship to many animals. As well saw the oldest homosapien - Lucy. Challenges the discovery in the Olduvia gorge

Thank Yasmin R
Reviewed 1 week ago

The only thing worth seeing here is the Lucy exhibition. This is well done and interesting. The rest of the museum is dusty, poorly lit and has little information.

Thank lbramley
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was happy to have seen this museum but it really needs help. The exhibit needs An upgrade and though complete it leaves me with a lump in my stomach. They question remains; where does one find the money to do the needed upgrade?!? But...More

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The national museum is worth the ticket to meet Lucy, but for no other reason. A bit sad for it could have been better.

Thank theTimeTravellersBox
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Takes about an hour or slightly more to go through the various floors...was a great experience and you get to meet Lucy 😀 some of the things on display didn't have descriptions which was a bit disappointing however a great place to learn about our...More

Thank Kavata J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Must Visit place during Addis Trip for all the type of travelers . Place has no power back up,so you may have to see the displayed antiques in the mobile light like we did.

Thank Amitabh N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fun place for a quick stop (with a child too). This is my third visit over the last 8 years. And always great to see Lucy and the other bones and other artefacts.

Thank Shujoya V
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14 April 2017|
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Response from 524trip | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the National Museum is open all days of the week including public holidays!
10 April 2017|
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Response from Thon H | Reviewed this property |
Hi, no problem. Free to take pictures