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National Museum of Ethiopia

King George VI Street, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
+251 11 111 7150
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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 11 111 7150
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

One of the must see place in Ethiopia is the National Museum. The history the paintings and above all what I have seen at the basement is truly outstanding and perfecto, I highly recommend this place it is worth spending a time..

Thank JDonoista
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

the museum is relatively small. Lucy is the main attraction. there are also other interesting but less known artefacts

Thank Gregory T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The main attraction here is obviously Lucy. It was cool to see her (recreated/cast) skeleton, along with many other early hominid fossils. I really enjoyed that floor, which had fossils of both hominids and animals. The information was available in English. The other two floors...More

Thank uclatraveler9
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For the entrance fee and the artifacts it covered- it's a trip that's short and sweet There's no elevator nor escalator as this is just a 2-storey building where your entry point is also the exit way.

Thank adventures945
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The museum gave a great look into the evolution of human history. The most interesting area for me was the bottom floor with all the skeletons from the past 7 million years. The museum could use a renovation and some more security but overall a...More

Thank Nicholas D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to this museum. Of special interest was the chance to see Lucy, the collection of fossils (40% complete) that are 3.2 million years old!

1  Thank MsWell-Traveled
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small but wonderful collection of natural and cultural artefacts. Starts with natural history of Ethiopia and evolution of man, with skulls of extinct animals and skeletons of human ancestors. Then upper floors have cultural artefacts from across Ethiopia and a range of paintings. Information provided...More

Thank DaveLondonReviewer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went to the museum to learn the history of Ethiopia, but the museum is basically a random collection of items. There is no story. The paleontology exhibit is definitely better, but the modern history exhibit is not worthy of a country such an interesting...More

Thank Lydon C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A well spent 2 hrs at the museum .lots of knowledge absorption about ethiopian archeology ..traditions and ancestry.so much to appreciate about the rich and beautiful culture of ethiopia.wonderful country and people.

Thank Nadamjee1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There is not much to see in Addis Ababa. The national museum has some history artifacts to see. The ticket is B 10 per person. The museum has 4 levels. Needs a little up keep to attract more tourist.

Thank May F
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Jenny A
11 November 2017|
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Response from tony r | Reviewed this property |
No but if you Ask they might be able to store it somewhere for you but personally with all the security checks getting in I’d say your better leaving it at your hotel
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