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Address: King George VI Street, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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+251 94 063 7476
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08:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 17:00
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This museum’s greatest treasure is the partial skeleton of...

This museum’s greatest treasure is the partial skeleton of "Lucy," a tiny human believed to have lived over three million years ago.

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home of Lucy and Selam

The museum contain some of the most precious archaeological fossilized remains of early hominids, the most famous of which is Lucy (considered to be the earliest woman) and Selam... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Bucharest
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The museum contain some of the most precious archaeological fossilized remains of early hominids, the most famous of which is Lucy (considered to be the earliest woman) and Selam (considered to be the earliest child).

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The best part of this museum is the paleontological area as it contains the skeleton called Lucy which was discovered in 1974. It is 3.1 million years old and still has its long fingers used for climbing trees. The museum also has lots of ancient exhibits and an historic room featuring finery worn in the wars, such as crowns and... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This museum relies on Lucy as its attraction, the reception was not great and I found it to be very disappointing apart from seeing Lucy the world famous Hominoid I was not impressed and feel they could go to a little more trouble. They need to update this display and give more information.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Good museum, good things about history in a compact place. You can see all the important things very quickly or You can spend there more time. Worth visiting!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is not the nicest museum in Addis, but it is a must because if the paleontological section, which displays the fossilized skeleton of the famous "missing link" Lucy! Some rather dusty artifacts and costumes of Ethiopian kings are shown on the ground floor. There is an art exhibit on the 2nd floor and ethnic displays on the 3rd.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The museum has a number of floors complete with exciting things, has good explanations of the development of the human race. The most remarkable is the fossil skeleton of Lucy.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The museum has several floors filled with interesting items, including several musical instruments, pottery, furniture. It also has good explanations of the development of the human race. The most remarkable is the fossil skeleton of Lucy. Worth an hour of your time.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small museum, with a wide range of items. Ancient pottery, royal clothing and crowns, modern art and sculpture. Quite an interesting exhibit on evolution. Best of all, Lucy! Having heard about Lucy for years, it was exciting to actually see "her"! Only about $2.50 for non-residents. Definitely worth a stop, especially with the Lucy Lounge & Restaurant... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the great fortune of being in Addis for business and wanted to see some of the history and culture of the country but I only had an afternoon and I was on my own. My hotel arranged for a trusted taxi driver to take me around for a flat fee. He also went with me inside the museums... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The pieces were mind blowing and our tour guide was amazing very knowledgeable. Lucy is a national treasurer.

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