Museums & Galleries In Addis Ababa
- Addis Ababa Museum, Bole Rd / Airport Rd / Africa Ave (near Meskel Square). Tu-F 08:30-12:30, 13:30-17:30; Sa 08:30-11:30.Contains artifacts and displays from Addis Ababa. Ras Biru Habte-Gabriel, a former Minister of War, used to live at the palace.
- Ethiopian Railway Museum.
- Ethnological Museum, Algeria St. M-F 08:00-17:00; Sa-Su 09:00-17:00. This intriguing museum, also known as the Museum and Library of the Institute of Ethiopian Studies, has exhibits on Ethiopia’s history and culture. There are several exhibits depicting Ethiopia’s diverse ethnic groups, each providing information about their own lives. Each ethnic display is accompanied with ethnic attire, instruments, tools, and other artifacts, making it one of the most intriguing museums in the city.
- National Museum of Ethiopia, King George VI St (between Arat Kilo Ave and the University of Addis Ababa Graduate School).08:30-17:00. A museum of international renown. The most well-known display is a life-size recreation of Lucy, an early hominid. Because Ethiopian civilisation is one of the world’s oldest, the artifacts in the museum date back thousands of years, including some from its early days. There is a vast range of antiquities on display, from sculptures to clothes to artwork. There is both traditional and contemporary art on display.
- National Postal Museum (next to the main post office). Ethiopian stamps in a modest yet decent collection.
- Natural History Museum, Queen Elizabeth II St. Tu-Su 09:00-11:45, 13:30-16:30.
- “Red Terror” Martyrs Memorial Museum, Bole Rd(adjacent to Meskel Square). Daily 08:00-18:30. Concerning people who perished under the Derg’s reign. Opened in 2010 with a fantastic, contemporary presentation design. Donation.