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“Worthwhile, informative, moving.”

Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum
Ranked #1 of 70 things to do in Addis Ababa
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New York City, New York
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3 reviews
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“Worthwhile, informative, moving.”
Reviewed 20 August 2014

The tour is well worth a good donation at the end. Our guide had been involved with the resistance movement (TPLF) featured in the museum and he was incredible. You'll be walked through the timeline of developments from the famine, to Selassie's removal, to the end of the 'Derg' - some very graphic, sad exhibits, but important to see to fully understand Ethiopia's modern history. I would have liked to learn more about the activities of the TPLF and how they developed, overthrew the Derg, etc.

Visited March 2014
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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“Very moving...and interesting”
Reviewed 19 August 2014

The museum doesn't charge an entrance fee, but welcomes any donations. The outlay of the museum is good, and it runs you through the history of Ethiopia. One can't leave there, without being moved by some of the scenes depicted. Definitely worth a visit, it's close to Meskel square.

Visited August 2014
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Cape Town, South Africa
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“Get a guide”
Reviewed 17 August 2014

It's a small, moving museum that is well understood with a guide. It's free but best to leave a donation. Ask at the counter if there is someone who can show you around.

Visited August 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Powerful”
Reviewed 11 August 2014

Ask one of the guys to take you on a tour and you will be taken through a journey of one of the lesser known genocides of the 20th Century. Taken in context to where Ethiopia is now its a lesson to many about how a country can move on from the past.

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Visited July 2014
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Lander, Wyoming
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“Hard to understand”
Reviewed 8 August 2014

This museum is worth a visit, maybe an hour or so, but unless you have some background in Ethiopian history it will be hard to understand. We toured it on our own and were a bit confused about what happened and when. We put it together with some additional readings, but a guide would have helped. The museum does have a strong emotional impact and the displays are well done, just no clear picture of how all the events fit together.

Visited August 2014
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