Addis Ababa National Museum
Visit the National Museum in Addis Ababa and learn about the history and culture of Ethiopia. The impressive museum is a popular destination for travellers in the area who want to discover the country's colourful art and trace its origins through rare artefacts preserved for thousands - and in some cases millions - of years.
Centrally located near other popular points of interest in the city like Meskel Square, the national museum offers a relaxed and interesting outing in Addis Ababa.
Visiting the National Museum of Ethiopia
Located in the heart of the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa, the national museum is the primary home of Ethiopia's artistic treasures and most precious archaeological finds. First established in 1944, the museum is divided into four parts to make it easy for the public to explore and discover the nation's historical and cultural heritage.
Beginning with palaeontology and prehistory, the museum extends to historical findings, Ethnography and modern art. The collection at the national museum is as varied as it is large; visitors have the opportunity to see fossilised remains of early humans, regalia and other memorabilia from former Ethiopian rulers, traditional and ceremonial costumes, modern paintings and sculptures and pre-Axumite findings.
Highlights inside the museum in Addis Ababa include the famous Lucy skeleton, as well as Salem, a specimen considered to be the oldest child.
Explore Addis Ababa
Guests looking for a comfortable hotel with modern amenities need look no further than the Radisson Blu Hotel Addis Ababa.
Visitors will be well placed to take advantage of local attractions, while business travellers will find services inside the hotel and prominent business hubs nearby. Additional facilities like the decadent Restaurant Verres en Vers and Rainforest Day Spa and outstanding service from the hotel staff help make every guest's stay unforgettable.