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Address: King George VI Street, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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+251 94 063 7476
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08:30 - 17:00
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This museum’s greatest treasure is the partial skeleton of...

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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Great history to learn!

Lucy was the main attraction for going but we learned a lot about the African culture too. We got a tour guide that was very knowledgeable and you could see the passion he has for... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Jenaeg15
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The pieces were mind blowing and our tour guide was amazing very knowledgeable. Lucy is a national treasurer.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

definitely a must see in Addis, as they have a collection of very old human remains, including the remains of Lucy, the entrance only 10 Birr

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Not much to see. But this small museum is taking you to another world. However watch the movie 'Lucy' first.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

One of the poorest efforts I have seen in any museum I have visited around the world. Badly displayed artefacts in poorly lit cabinets and a real mish mash of items that really left me underwhelmed.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lucy was the main attraction for going but we learned a lot about the African culture too. We got a tour guide that was very knowledgeable and you could see the passion he has for teaching others about the culture. I would say you need at least an hour or hour and a half to get through all levels. They... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There is amazing history in Ethiopia and the Rift Valley where modern humans first found their footing and started their exploration of the greater world. Here you will find amazing casts of the bones of Lucy, an early hominin from 3.2 million years ago. The actual bones are in the archives of the museum. See her and other important archeological... More 

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The National museum of Ethiopia is a Blue print of Ethiopian History and culture, if you are in Addis visiting this musem is a must, it is located at the center of Addis Ababa which is known as 5 kilo, you can see many archeological discoveries including the well known Lucy or “Dinkenesh” which is a 4.18 million years young... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The downstairs floor is a must. Full of detailed information about evolution and the beginning of human life as we know it. Also you get to see Lucy. Love it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a dentist, I can say this place is great! Incredible how much about history little teeth can tell. I loved this place, couldnt take more pictures! It was a pity to know that Lucy's bones there exposed were a copy of the original, still it was a great experience visiting this place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the national museum with Welcome Ethiopia Tours and saw the 3.5 million year old skeleton of the hominid Lucy!

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