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Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum

Bole Road, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
+251 11 515 6197
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About Fascism in 1970/80s Ethiopia

The theme of the museum is very much to pay respect to the victims of the Derg regime that followed... read more

Reviewed today
Robert937
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
A small, poignant museum

Small, well maintained and powerful museum. We stopped here on our way to the National Museum and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
alo6n
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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  • Excellent52%
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“recent history” (27 reviews)
“dark history” (9 reviews)
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Bole Road, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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"meskel square"
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Reviewed today

The theme of the museum is very much to pay respect to the victims of the Derg regime that followed the feudal imperial reign by Haile Selasssi after a coup in the 1970s and 80s. Convincing evidence is presented including documents by the regime itself,...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Small, well maintained and powerful museum. We stopped here on our way to the National Museum and it was worth the visit. Spent about 1 hour.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Interesting if you are a war buff. They don't have much money for displays and have done what they can.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely worth a visit. In just a few minutes, you experience the depth of the inhumanity of the terror rained down upon Ethiopians during this dark chapter of their history.

Thank Dale L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is well organized and the guides have personal experiences to share. It is important that the historical account of the Red Terror is documented, and the reconciliation process preserved. A fair warning: There is one room that contains human remains that is quite...More

Thank szeiger1018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I know just another memorial of Communistic behaviour , sobering as the victims so young.Har to access if walking inpared.

Thank PETER N
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a really interesting museum and a good way to see a dark period in Ethiopia's history. It is sadly poorly maintained, and there is no background to help someone unfamiliar with this period of Ethiopian history understand what really occurred. I'd recommend reading...More

Thank Benjamin K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very sad period of the Ethiopian people. Gives you a good sense of the time and what this country went through. Shocking!!!!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The “Red Terror Martyr’s Museum” established in 2010 is situated at Meskel Square. Entrance to the museum is free but its a formality to donate some money into the drop box kept at the entrance of this small museum. The museum depicts a phase of...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Do not leave Addis Ababa without visiting this museum. We were warmly greeted by a gentleman who explained a little to us then left us to absorb the history of the past throughout he was there at hand to answer any questions. Don't miss the...More

Thank susan h
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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 vituzzo | 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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