We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum

Travellers' Choice award winner
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Bole Road, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Phone Number:
+251 11 515 6197

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 536 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 255
    Excellent
  • 161
    Very good
  • 42
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Must see

An unforgettable experience. A guide who lived through the Derg regime was there to walk visitors through the entire exhibit, which includes carefully curated historical documents... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
hungryandhungrier
,
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

536 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 471: English reviews
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

An unforgettable experience. A guide who lived through the Derg regime was there to walk visitors through the entire exhibit, which includes carefully curated historical documents alongside the actual skulls, bones, and belongings and photographs of people who were killed. I personally found it very eye-opening to learn about the parallels between Mengistu's regime and Mao's regime with the Communist... More 

Helpful?
Thank hungryandhungrier
Level Contributor
10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

one of our highlights- very informative A guide- most of whom are living testament to the history, is a must!

Helpful?
Thank hilaryba
Solwezi, Zambia
Level Contributor
33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was deeply impressed and overwhelmed by this museum and the outstanding quality of our guide. One can learn enormously much in a couple of hours about Ethiopia's troubled history at this place. As you will see a lot about the cruel and torturous methods of the regimes it is not for the fainthearted....

Helpful?
Thank SabineSAM
France
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice miseum who show the Red Terror, a sade and bad time. You can find some details, the place is nice, and the price is you who made it

Helpful?
Thank Mawuli_France
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very moving and definitely worth a visit to learn about a period of Ethiopian history which doesn't get much attention. There is a free guided tour which is invaluable to understanding the displays.

Helpful?
Thank Travellingchaos
Framingham, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
66 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very informative. Seeing the terror that humans inflict on humans is heart breaking. This is right at the Mescal Square and if you like to walk, you can walk to Piassa via the old AA-Djibouti Train Station (atmospheric) and Cuba-Ethiopia Friendship Park.

Helpful?
Thank msagar
Seattle, Washington
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a very nice Museum, and super informative. Though it will make you super sad, it is a Necessary when going to Addis.

Helpful?
Thank kbrons
Bangalore
Level Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The facility seems more geared towards the Ethiopian visitors, with the signs all in basic English. The museum is not too well-maintained, either. A lot of the exhibits are poorly lit because about half the lights are not functional, and I was informed not to use a flash for photography. Towards the end, you can see scores of skulls and... More 

Helpful?
Thank racingcircular
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Level Contributor
11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent museum when you take a tour with the staff. Curator has done well. Interesting and informative. As this is relatively recent history the guides are able to relay stories and events from the time to bring the displays to life. Well worth a visit if you wish to understand a bit more about recent Ethiopian history and the impact... More 

Helpful?
Thank Helen W
London, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
46 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was very impressive with how this difficult history was presented. The guide is articulate and draws upon first-hand experience as he takes you through the events of the 'Red Terror' including the rise and fall of the Derg regime. A number of photos and exhibits, including original artifacts, line the chronology of the route. There is some difficult subject... More 

Helpful?
Thank RLewis_12

Travellers who viewed Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum also viewed

 
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
 

Been to Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?