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Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum

Bole Road, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
+251 11 515 6197
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The horrors of the Derg

A shocking look at the evils the Derg perpetuated upon the Ethiopian people during their time in... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Steven P
Pueblo, Colorado
Great Ethiopian history shared

I visited the museum on November on a solo trip. And I found it to be very history full and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Bole Road, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
+251 11 515 6197
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A shocking look at the evils the Derg perpetuated upon the Ethiopian people during their time in power. Seeing multiple display cases of the bones of victims is proof positive of the derangement of Mengistu Haile Mariam. With the ouster of Mugabe in Zimbabwe I...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I visited the museum on November on a solo trip. And I found it to be very history full and educating on Ethiopian history and what country have been through. I would recommend this Museum for tourists to start their tour with a little bit...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

The topic of the museum is of obvious importance, but the layout is not very well organized. A narrative including background information is missing, the exposed artefacts appears somewhat random, and not a lot of new things appears to be going on. The museum relies...More

Thank Thomas C
Reviewed 5 days ago

We didn't know much about the history of Ethiopia so this was really valuable for us. The guides all seem to have personal stories of this time in Ethiopia (as I'm sure anyone of a certain age does) which made it even more personal. It...More

Thank Liz O
Reviewed 1 week ago

Here visitors will be able to visit the past life of Ethiopian people in the worst time, Here at the museum you will see a lot number of skulls and photographs , cloths and artifacts ... Just visit if you are Habesha only .

1  Thank ashehabesha34
Reviewed 1 week ago

Being in the center of the city, the musium is in the center of the city which makes it easy to pay a visit without a program, it worth a visit.

Thank Amir T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are a number of photos in this museum but unless you have full knowledge of Ethiopia's history it is out of context. Would benefit from more introductory script however there is no charge (donations only) so worth a visit if you're in the area...More

1  Thank KarenMChelmsford
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Certainly worth a visit but even after I left I was unsure how the "Red Terror" actually happened (not that it did happen!) i.e. how did the movement start, grow and collapse? That said, if you take the exhibits one at a time then it...More

1  Thank Jay H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our guide was a victim of the Red Terror era, the post-Haile Selassie fascist period when thousands of Ethiopians, especially educated ones, were imprisoned, tortured and killed. Be sure to top (pay, really) for the guided tour. Do not miss this museum.

1  Thank Adam W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The entrance is free and the museum is very small, but it offers interesting information about Ethiopian recent history, specially the Red Terror during the Derg government. It is possible to see photos, torture documents, clothes and other things related to the period.

1  Thank Anna V
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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.
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.
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.