Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum, Addis Ababa

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Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum provides a powerful reminder of the scale of atrocity during the Red Terror massacres under the Derg Regime. Established in 2010 to memorialize the 500,000 victims of the late 1970s violent Marxist political campaign, the museum educates visitors about the events leading up to and including the massacre. Learn the history of the government's assault on its own people through artifacts from mass graves, torture instruments, and a harrowing collection of photographs of those who perished. Some areas include little signage, but a tour guide will add an in-depth history to accompany the displays. Plan your Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum visit and explore what else you can see and do in Addis Ababa using our Addis Ababa vacation planner.
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  • I had a great time learning about the history. Not to spoil or anything but my best experience was the skull room. It was rich in history.  more »
  • It's a highly educational space with knowledgeable staff, but the presentation really needs an update and better English translations. As others, I agree it's a powerful place that tells an...  more »
  • Nice museum of historical importance to visit. Entrance is free but a donation box is near the exit. Plenty of English signs, so not necessary to have a guide to go there.
  • Important to have a place to remember the people who suffered.

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