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5 Oct 2018
“Small but interesting”
18 Feb 2017
“Great Museum.”
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Exhibitions include scrolls, inscribed tombstones and artifacts retrieved from excavations.
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Opposite the Selam Hotel, Asmara, Eritrea
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 14 March 2010

Eritrea has just emerged from two wars, and has significant difficulties across a broad front. The national museum, the zoo, and other sources of culture and tourism are lacking. They should be viewed in the context of a newly born, very poor country. It is...More

6  Thank asmaraphile
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 15 May 2008

The museum is a sad introduction to Eritrea. Upon entering, you encounter a quiet (surly?) attendant who has you sign in. The displays of cultural items are poorly labeled and not explained well. The archaeology artefacts are also badly displayed, and the exhibit of fauna...More

3  Thank WorldTraveller019
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Reviewed 5 October 2018

We were let in and given a “tour” (in limited but sufficient English) even though they were officially closed. Stuffed local animals, pictures of extinct ones, ancient bones, including 1 1/2 million year old homo erectus, old examples of local culture (ornaments, weapons, etc) all...More

1  Thank Richard J
Reviewed 18 February 2017

This is a great museum and to the best of my knowledge the only museum in Eritrea. This is definitely a must see has it has everything from fossils, historical artifacts, history and plenty of cool science exibihits.

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Reviewed 30 July 2013

The museum was good. I liked the items displayed. I was in hurry , could not spare much time. But it was good experience to see and compare the museum with our museum.

1  Thank Shams5627
Reviewed 14 March 2010

Eritrea has just emerged from two wars, and has significant difficulties across a broad front. The national museum, the zoo, and other sources of culture and tourism are lacking. They should be viewed in the context of a newly born, very poor country. It is...More

6  Thank asmaraphile
Reviewed 15 May 2008

The museum is a sad introduction to Eritrea. Upon entering, you encounter a quiet (surly?) attendant who has you sign in. The displays of cultural items are poorly labeled and not explained well. The archaeology artefacts are also badly displayed, and the exhibit of fauna...More

3  Thank WorldTraveller019
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