Addis Ababa Musem


Opened in November 1986 this museum is the city’s most recent museum. It focuses on the political culture and architecture history of the capital, thus there are photographs of the first settlements in Addis Ababa, the first eucalyptus trees and the first cars, juxtaposed with modern views of the city showing the broad street and high-rise blocks. The inauguration of the first school, telephone line, and currency are illustrated, while the up-stairs host examples of the recent artistic work. The building that hosts the museum is one of the oldest residential buildings in the city.

Work Hours

  • Monday - Sunday 8:30 AM- 12:30 PM ; 1:30 PM- 4:30 PM

National Museum
addis ababa musemsThe collection of this museum was gathered largely from the northern region by French archeologists. Their report, in French, may be purchased at the museum, as well as post Ethiopia’s art treasures. The museum, as well as post Ethiopia’s art treasures. The museum displays a replica of the early hominid “Lucy”, (the original being kept for security in a nearby safe), and valuable collection artifacts, artifacts, ancient coins, and some paintings by modern Ethiopian artists. There are also stunning example of traditional ceremonial dress, robes, and crowns and an enormous decorated throne. Working Hours:Monday-Sunday 8:30 AM-12:30 AM and 1:30PM-4:30PM    

Ethnographic Museum of the Institute of Ethiopian studies

Located in the Addis Ababa University main campus, the museum hosts ethnographic of more than 80 ethnic group of the country . It also comprises a gallery.

Work Hours

  • Tuesday- Friday 8:30 AM-  6:00 PM
  • Saturday - Sunday 10:00AM- 6:00 PM

Zoological Nature History Museum
Sample of the rich Ethiopia – wildlife in display included 50 species of rodents, 36 species of bats, 20 species of birds as well as various species of snakes, lizards, amphibians and fishes. The museum is located at Addis Ababa University Faculty of Science compound.

Work Hours

  • Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Public Holidays  10:00AM- 4:00 PM

Postal museum
The museum has collection of sample of Ethiopian samples issued since 1894; Stamps from world postal Union member countries, original drawings, proofs and bromides etc are also displayed.   

Work  Hours

  • Monday - Thursday 9:00AM- 12:30 PM; 1:30 PM - 5:30PM
  • Friday  8:00AM- 11:30 AM