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National Museum of Ethiopia

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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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King George VI Street, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
+251 94 380 2658
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This museum is a must visit if you come to Addis Ababa, if only to visit Lucy. The "Lucy " exhibit is quite comprehensive and gives you a real fell of how humans looked millions of years ago. The rest of the museum is not...More

Thank Joanna D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Who didn't read or study in the book the Lucy discover? Yes she is in the national museum of Addis Abeba. The ticket is very cheap only 10 Birr instead in the church the price is 100 Birr. Unfortunately could be managed better, it is...More

Thank Livio G
Reviewed 3 days ago

Exhibitions could be expanded especially during the Italian period. The exhibition of discovery of Lucy and the evolution of man was particularly excellent!

Thank Tom W
Reviewed 1 week ago

After visiting the Ethnological Museum, we took a taxi (100 ETb) down to the National Museum. In the grounds, we walked along the fence showing this country's UNESCO sites, and noted the full size Olmec Head gifted from Mexico. Inside after paying 10 ETb each,...More

Thank Gene J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

To see Lucy and Ardi was a once in a lifetime experience. Being so close to ancient artifacts inspires new perspectives and an indescribable feeling. Great modern art pieces as well!

Thank Ashley A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here as part of an organized tour. The guide was well informed and could answer most questions. The museum is very much in need of updating but the layout is logical and well marked. Gift shop is a joke.

Thank GypsyTraveller94
Reviewed 1 week ago

Going to visit Lucy is a must if being in Addis. The entry to the museum is 10 Bir a person, about 33 cent USD. The bottom floor has the replica of Lucy's skeleton and plenty of other good info on early history of us...More

Thank lottesahar
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here as the first stop from the Airport. The museum is full of Ethiopian history and culture and set the pace for our visit to the Omo Valley Tribes. After the visit we had a much better understanding of their culture and especially...More

Thank sup409
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Expansive museum with lots to see and read on both archeological and Ethiopian culture deffinatly worth visiting if you are in Addis

Thank Earl M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must visit museum while in Addis. The entrance price is negligible and you can spend a good 2 hours here. Also recommend to combine the visit with lunch at the Lucy cafe next door with great ambiance and good food

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Corinne D
3 February 2018|
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Response from eusebiodeiana | Reviewed this property |
I was told by my guide that it was a replica..... the real Lucy is in a much safer place.....
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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!