Radisson Blu Hotel, Addis Ababa

Ethnological Museum

Ethnological Museum in Addis Ababa

Capture unique insights into the rich cultures of Ethiopia with a visit to the Ethnological Museum in Addis Ababa. Within Haile Selassie's former palace and surrounded by the university grounds, the museum is one of the city's most popular and well-liked attractions. The artefacts inside the Ethnological Museum stand in contrast to the fast paced innovation of the modern day city and are a testament to the rich cultures and traditions passed down through generations in Ethiopia.

Explore the Ethiopian culture

Inside the museum, the ways of life from birth to death are illustrated in vivid detail. This cultural and artistic hub touches on all aspects of Ethiopian culture from history to religion. Explore comprehensive information about the people and cultures of this interesting country. Beginning with ancient history and extending all the way forward to more modern traditions, the histories of people and cultures are all arranged and brought to life with contextual information and priceless artefacts.

Traditions and highlights

The museum's two floors are divided into customs and traditions and cultural highlights; each section displays unique artefacts from military uniforms to paintings, musical instruments and childhood games. The collection of icons is a particular favorite with visitors, along with the bathrooms and sleeping rooms of the last Ethiopian Emperor, Haile Selassie.

History and more in Addis Ababa

Like the National Museum, home to the famous Lucy Mummy, the Ethnological Museum is a highlight on any visit to Addis Ababa. The modern museum is a pleasure to visit and attracts travelers from around the world who want to learn more of Ethiopia's interesting background. 

When you stay at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Addis Ababa, you will find yourself particularly well placed to discover the Etnhological Museum and several other of the city's most popular attractions, only a short taxi drive away.