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Reviewed yesterday

Unfortunately, not well preserved and manned by bored staff. But the old photos are amazing and help you see Harar the way it was more than 100 years ago. The personal story of Rimbaud is also interesting but mostly in French, so if you do...More

Thank 70ava
Reviewed 28 June 2018

Don't miss this stop for a pictorial history of Harar. Well worth an hour of your time to see the pre-tinned roof-version of Harar and images of important figures of the past. Views from the 3rd floor offer a great overview of the city.

Thank Outoftheboat
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

I came on 26 June. They are closed for renovations although you can enter the grounds and visit the basket shop attached. Unsure how long before they re-open.

Thank traveller-chris-77
Reviewed 13 May 2018

This is what would have been a stunning house in its day now museum. Contains amazing photos of life and era's gone by. A definite visit.

Thank TheTrailingSpouse
Reviewed 23 March 2018

Built by an indian merchant in busy Harar where the French poet visited back in those days. It was closed but the gatekeeper allowed us in. A small souvenir store to the left and windy stairs with old photos of the city on display. Nice...More

Thank WMBandit
Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

This is the house an Indian merchant built; Rimbaud himself never lived there The house is really interesting and well preserved and offers a nice view of the old city from the upper level In the vicinity there is one of the 3 souvenir shops...More

1  Thank oaxaca2
Reviewed 4 November 2017

The city of Harar (Ethiopia) can be demarcated into old and new. Arthur Rimbaud Museum is in the old city behind the crafts centre. It is well maintained with lot of historical images with information. Arthur Rimbaud was a French Poet who spent sumptuous years...More

Thank drsatyanrs
Reviewed 24 August 2017

This was part of a guided tour. The museum had a lot of information on the life of Arthur Rimbaud and his life. This museum is quite small and simple but depicted his achievements during his life. There are very interesting pictures of Ethiopia way...More

Thank MC F
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Arthur Rimbaud center. This is a museum dedicated to poet Arthur Rimbaud with a series of illustrations about his life. There is an excellent photographic exhibition of turn of the 20th century Harar with several photos taken by Rimbaud that show the similarities of the...More

3  Thank Etsehiwot E
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

The only thing interesting are photos of beginning of XIX and XX Century. It has a handcraft shop if you are interested in buying typical handcraft from the area.

Thank Inma F
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