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Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank KJRtravel
Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jon c
Reviewed 5 days ago

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

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Tracy K
Reviewed 5 days ago

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

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Professional-Pilgrim
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank KDsTravels
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 925peterm925
Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ryank1975
Reviewed 8 December 2018

Better to go AFTERvisiting the many tribes in the South as its too much to tak in at the start. But after a visit to the tribesyou will be able to appreciate it better.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Rakdaow
Reviewed 4 December 2018

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.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Liz S
Reviewed 2 December 2018

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.

Date of experience: December 2018
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5 September 2017|
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Response from davis625 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is on the University campus as the previous person posted. It really is an unassuming building but worth the find.