We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers: Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All reviews former palace university campus musical instruments haile selassie religious art ethiopian culture living quarters bedroom and bathroom worth a visit large collection tribal groups interesting insight make sense great collection his wife entrance fee omo valley
Plan to spend 1-1.5h here, as there is a lot to see and explore. You can take a guide through the exhibits, but we noticed they summarised things you'd read and skip over items, so it seems you'd have to come back through on your...More
House in Haile Selaisse's palace which is part used by the university which is great. It was a very worthwhile visit too learn more of tribal customs. Some interesting artefacts which could be better displayed against the backdrop of palace splendour. Underwhelming emperors quarters. Grounds...More
The museum sits at the University campus and is surrounded by trees and greenery. As is so often the case, however, the exhibits are not as well presented as one might hope. But the museum is still a must when in Addis, we felt. Very...More
Even by developing-country standards, this is a poor-quality museum. The collection is housed in a decaying former imperial palace (Haile Selassie I), in dire need of maintenance and renovation, and a few of his rooms have remained with their original furnishings. The presentation of the...More
I really enjoyed the Ethnological Museum on the Addis Ababa University campus. It was tough to locate. I asked several people at the National Museum where it was, and no one seemed to have heard of it. Luckily, MapsMe helped me out. First you have...More
We decided to visit based on the LP review. While it is set in an interesting and pretty location, the museum itself is underwhelming. The exhibits are generally lack lustre. If you have nothing else to do then it is probably worth seeing, but don't...More
Informative museum about local culture and traditions, sections divided into birth, life, death so each captures the different practices of an Ethiopian throught the stages kf life. There is also a section on religious artefacts.
Museum buffs will enjoy this.
I visited this museum and walked around with very little assistance from the museum staff. There were no guides present and I had to piece together information on my own. It would have been a much richer experience with some assistance from the museum staff.
There are a multitude of exhibits. I particularly enjoyed the musical instruments. Sadly the museum is very run down and many of the exhibits are not particularly well preserved. Nevertheless it is worth a visit. You don't need for than an hour at this attraction.