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All reviews million years national museum human evolution bottom floor the main attraction visit lucy three floors lucy restaurant on display worth a visit interesting artifacts entrance fee rich history haile selassie basement skeleton fossils
This public museum has a fee of 10 Birr per person. The place is in 4 floors fullof information. The best one is the one in the basement. You will learn a lot about the evolution of man and animals. It is worth visiting. They...More
Had 2 visits to this museum. The first was getting to know Lucy with a very interesting layout and finding out there are older remains.
The second visit i really looked at the paintings on the third floor. Just fantastic art work although I’m still...More
Even if you’re only transiting in Addis for a few hours, take time out to go see Lucy and Selam. The basement with the fossilised remains of the early hominids are goosebumpy to see. Selam is dated 3.3million years old. The history of our life...More
It's a simple museum and probably not more than an hour, but very nice and a relaxing way to spend an afternoon before/after a meal perhaps. At the entrance fee (10Birr for foreigners), it's worth it more than once, I imagine. The Lucy and other...More
For a national museum, this was a bit of a disappointment. The ground floor displays some assorted pieces of clothing and the huge (and not beautiful) throne of Haile Selassie and the upper floor more modern pieces. The really worthwhile part of the museum, hwoever,...More
Probably the best area of the museum is in the basement, where a French government-funded project has ensured that the anthropaleontological specimens have been very well presented. The rest of the museum is of mixed quality. You might miss the postcards on sale if you...More
For its collection this should be the best museum in Ethiopia, but, unfortunately, it disappoints. The exhibits are poorly lit and incoherently displayed. The significance of exhibits are not explained. With the exception of segments of the basement devoted to prehistory (and the famous Lucy...More
It seems like a must visit museum when you are in Addis. Surprisingly, the place is free to enter. You are able to see remains of some prehuman creatures, like Lucy. Also there is an exposition on Ethiopian cultural heritage, which was quite interesting to...More