About National Museum Of Ethiopia

It is Amazing to see the displays and priceless paintings on the top levels with no glass protection. It is interesting to know about the Ethiopian History specially the prehistoric part of Lucy. This museum also has an OLMEC  Head donated from MEXICO. On entering you can see an excellent summary of Ethiopian History, and then a great exhibit upstairs on the various tribes and their cultural differences. The ground floor has imperial items, such as the crowns of Haile Selassie, Menelik II and Yohannes, Haile Selassie's throne, and some prehistoric & classical Ethiopian art. And above there is a small Ethnological exhibit showing Tribal Clothing, Weapons, Agricultural Tools, and Musical Instruments. New varieties of Musical Instruments are a must see .The Leather Couches on the upper floors are by far the most comfortable you will ever see in a museum.

Must See

  • It is an excellent museum in Addis Ababa where you can see historical artifacts from the Ethiopian Empire and bones and human remains from Hominid Lucy.

How to reach

4.8 km You can use Yellow taxis.

Taxi fare: 80 to 120 birrs.


  • Take A Guide along to understand the Museum.
  • Take A Flash Light as electricity is erratic and at low levels in some areas.

Visit Time

Sunday :       9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Monday:        9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday :      9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday:  9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Thursday:      9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Friday:           9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Saturday:       9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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Waiting Time

You may have to wait for getting tickets as there will be a rush.


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Entrance Fee



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Time you can spend

2 hours


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Light Rain 15.11°C


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