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Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum

Bole Road, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
+251 11 515 6197
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Museum tells a terrible story of a time when ethiopians were against each other. Museum is free... read more

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Reviewed yesterday 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

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Reviewed 3 days 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 1 week ago

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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Reviewed 1 week ago

This tells the dark past of Ethiopia. It is shocking what people endured and ultimately those that cost their life. The repercussions are still ongoing today.

Thank TheTrailingSpouse
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A small but well-laid out museum to a very dark period of Ethiopian history. Do some reading on the Derg before you go. A must!

Thank Ripwalk
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The ‘Red Terror’ Martyrs' Memorial Museum neighbouring the Addis Ababa Museum and directly located at the Bole Rd/Africa Av., is a grim memory of Ethiopia’s horrid events, which took place about four decades ago. The museum was established in 2010 as a memorial to those...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The museum offers an alternative view of history during the Derg's infamous reign. My guide pointed out that the institution receives no state funding and is run purely on donations and determination of survivors and victims' families. I expected a nostalgic view of Ethiopia's imperial...More

Thank Roman L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is compelling and disturbing. Obviously a sad and terrible chapter in Ethiopian history. But incredible journey through the Derg period. What is missing is a timeline of major events and dates. Before you go read brief history of Ethiopia from 1960 to 1989.

Thank James W
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

it is the must see in Addis.i had great guide. he was one of the victim of the Derg.very interesting museum that tells you the horrific history of Ethiopia. i recommend to google about the regime before you go

1  Thank Berryms
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

The museum is relatively small and the exhibits are ok. Labels in English could use lots of improvement. It is worth paying a guide to explain the displays. This visit requires no more than one hour max to see everything.

Thank w0rldtraveler1958
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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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