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Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum

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A place to go

It is the killer Menghistu'story who killed, tortured and abused most of ethiopian people betwee... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
A grim reminder

Lovely people run this little museum. We had a lovely chat with the man at the front desk who had... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Bole Road, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
+251 11 515 6197
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is the killer Menghistu'story who killed, tortured and abused most of ethiopian people betwee 1974 and 1991

Thank Mawuli_France
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely people run this little museum. We had a lovely chat with the man at the front desk who had lived through this bleak period of Ethiopia's history. Some poignant displays.

Thank Michelle C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Important place. It is very important to tell also about the dark hours... or as in this case, years, of country's history. This is that kind of place. Important, and sad.

Thank Timo V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So new Africa had turmoil in each country and all I really know about Ethiopia was people suffering from not proper foods. Walking though this free experience and getting an education of this insane event that isn’t classified as genocide is crazy. The only improvement...More

Thank John N
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

This museum deals with a very dark period of Ethiopia’s history. The brutality is unbelievable. One can only hope that nothing like this ever happens again, anywhere

Thank ProdiptoB2
Reviewed 6 August 2018

This free museum is just to the side of Meskel Square and allows a self-guided tour of the uprising and terror as hundreds of Ethiopians were killed by the communist regime. Pictures of the "most wanted" and the photos of the dead are on display....More

Thank DrMarkES
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

As a westerner, I knew little about this dark season in Ethiopia’s history. Our guide gave us a step-by-step of the entire museum. He was extremely knowledgeable and made it an unforgettable experience.

Thank StephenPaulSmith
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

If you don’t know the history of genocide in Ethiopia, you will in a half hour visit to this small monument to those who were slaughtered after the fall of Haile Selassie. Our guide was knowledgable and gentle but persistent that we understand the whole...More

Thank Ditzyredhead
Reviewed 30 July 2018

Interesting well laid out museum. I didn't know details about this period in Ethiopian history and this was a good way to understand.

Thank Donna P
Reviewed 27 July 2018

The museum itself is pretty good, although difficult to follow everything in English. But the stretch between the museum and the stadium/train station (to the west) is the worst area for pickpockets in the city. It's not even really subtle, just kids constantly grabbing at...More

Thank Moses G
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7 July 2018|
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Response from StevenP3559 | Reviewed this property |
3.1 miles, 5 kilometers.
20 March 2017|
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Response from josorb | Reviewed this property |
I have been informed by Ethiopian colleagues that the museum is open daily from 08:30 to 17:00. Its really worth a visit.
8 July 2016|
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Response from Vito G | Reviewed this property |
Our visit with a guide lasted less than an hour. Of course it can be longer if you spend more time at each panel.