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Address: King George VI Street, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Phone Number:
+251 94 063 7476
Today
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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Addis Ababa Highlights: Guided Day Tour

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It's worth the visit just to see Lucy!

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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 yesterday 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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Elmhurst, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 247 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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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San Diego, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 3 days ago NEW

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 4 days ago NEW via mobile

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

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

definitely a must see in Addis, as they have a collection of very old human remains, including the remains of Lucy, the entrance only 10 Birr

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not much to see. But this small museum is taking you to another world. However watch the movie 'Lucy' first.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the poorest efforts I have seen in any museum I have visited around the world. Badly displayed artefacts in poorly lit cabinets and a real mish mash of items that really left me underwhelmed.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lucy was the main attraction for going but we learned a lot about the African culture too. We got a tour guide that was very knowledgeable and you could see the passion he has for teaching others about the culture. I would say you need at least an hour or hour and a half to get through all levels. They... More 

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