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Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum

Bole Road, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
+251 11 515 6197
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Definitely worth the visit

Very good museum, lots of information, artifacts, and art related to the red terror. One portion of... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Mkmk345
Chilling immersion into one of Ethiopia's history's darkest moment

It is by sheer chance that I one day discovered this small, unassuming (from the outside) but yet... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
JKaninda07
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“recent history” (27 reviews)
“dark period” (8 reviews)
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Bole Road, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Reviewed yesterday

Very good museum, lots of information, artifacts, and art related to the red terror. One portion of the museum included human remains, may want to be vigilant if sensitive to this.

Thank Mkmk345
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Reviewed 6 days ago

It is by sheer chance that I one day discovered this small, unassuming (from the outside) but yet powerful (by the story it tells) museum on Bole Road off Meskel Square. It is the striking statue of three wailing women in the museum's courtyard, which...More

Thank JKaninda07
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I would really recommend a visit to the Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum if you are in Addis - it really is a piece of history that needs to be acknowledged and remembered. The Musuem is located just off Meskel Square. It is worth taking...More

1  Thank ColHol
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best museums in Addis, do a bit of reading up on the derg before you go and it will make a lot more sense! (or make use of the people there and ask questions!)

Thank carrot57
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The exhibit is informative. It's just tough to read and get the full story. It takes some devotion to detail. Perhaps it can't be an exciting presentation because it depicts such sadness and suffering. It should be seen (and read). Plan something else with it...More

Thank Conrad S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a visit. Ask for a guided tour to get the most out of the experience. Eye-opening. Not a big museum, but it covers and explains very comprehensively, a very dark time in Ethiopias history. I would like to go again, as it was...More

Thank CatherineKingston
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The short tour gave us an insight through the dark period of Ethiopia! The pictures clearly showed what transformed during these years! The personal testimonial of the volunteer staff who guided us was so powerful and emotional that it left us all choked up especially...More

Thank Floramon
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Museum tells a terrible story of a time when ethiopians were against each other. Museum is free (donation is suggested) and most exhibits are old photos and copies of newspapers from that time. That is somewhat powerful but then go to the room at the...More

1  Thank chriscsi
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

For anyone who doesn’t know about the dark chapter of Ethiopia, a visit to this museum is absolutely required. The curator there is incredible and provides you with some interesting, personal insight as to what happened in those dark days.

Thank tripletap2018
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Reviewed 15 May 2018

The terror in the years the Deng regime was in power is a must see for each and every visitor of Addis. It is a small museum. It has a lot of pictures and many are not, or very bad, translated in English. But over...More

Thank frans1954
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IsabelleW90
20 March 2017|
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Response from josorb | Reviewed this property |
I have been informed by Ethiopian colleagues that the museum is open daily from 08:30 to 17:00. Its really worth a visit.
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Honest1yOpinionated
9 July 2016|
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Response from Vito G | Reviewed this property |
Our visit with a guide lasted less than an hour. Of course it can be longer if you spend more time at each panel.
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Turatsinze C
28 March 2015|
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Response from Danuta O | Reviewed this property |
The museum is free but you can drop something in the donation box placed by the exit.
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