Harar Museum
Harar Museum
3.5
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Starting with the collection of Abdella Sherif, it contains early examples of Harar coins, bookbinding and other historical objects.
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Gary L
Portland, OR725 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Old house worth a look. Lots of old paper and manuscripts. I enjoyed it and the resident guide knows his stuff
Written 6 February 2020
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704RichardW2014
Christchurch, New Zealand213 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Like most sites in the old town they are hiden away. So strongly advise a guide to show you around.
This way a number of things are revealed that you would never find otherwise.
Written 2 November 2019
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feres777
Harar, Ethiopia9 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Business
the museum currently owned by Abdela Sherif it holds hareri gold coins , old holy Quran , different harari cloths , weapon , jewellery , hand sketched picture diffrent complex staff one of the famous musium in side the old , walled city jegol .
Written 8 May 2019
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Annika J
Stockholm, Sweden112 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Business
This is a private museum in a house with a history. It is quite well kept and displays beautiful old pergaments and books as well as displays of clothes, jewellery and weapons. It is more organised than in many other museums in Etihopia and the house itself is worth a visit.
Written 2 May 2019
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Lubabah H
Los Angeles, CA37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Friends
If you choose to visit Harar, you should stop at this museum. It has very interesting artifacts not only from Harar, but from all of Ethiopia. The guide was very knowledgeable and speaks English very well.
Written 26 November 2018
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Outoftheboat
Prague, Czech Republic178 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Friends
There is a little bit of everything Ethiopia here. You can see it all with the knowledgeable guide (also the resident book restorer) in about 30-40 minutes. In particular, the Harari and regional garments were quite interesting to compare. Also there are examples of coins and jewelry from this trading hub's colorful past. Well worth the time.
Written 28 June 2018
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traveller-chris-77
London, UK36 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Solo
This is a small museum which has a cheap entrance cost (30 birr). Two rooms and a dozen displays. As there really isn’t much to see or do in Harar this is worth a quick visit. The average rating is given only because it is so cheap and the garden is nice.
Written 26 June 2018
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MC F
London, UK169 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Friends
We had a guided tour in this museum. Unfortunately it was close to closing time so the guide was a bit rushed. You do need a bit of time to see and hear everything, so we recommend being here for at least 2 hours before closing so you get the chance to see and learn about everything.

Whilst it was very rushed, the guide was very informative and was able to tell us a snippet about everything we saw.

There are some very ancient pieces on display and we found it all to be fascinating. Wish we had more time to see everything again!
Written 24 August 2017
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Papa Malick G
Elancourt, France19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Solo
Very interesting museum, full of wonderful historical objects of Ethiopia. The guide was excellent with a good sense of humour at times.
Written 21 March 2017
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wdd955
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia53 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Solo
a nice way to spend 30 minutes- the guide was hyped up on chat and rattled off the history of everything in record time (which was fine with me).
Written 30 January 2017
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