Addis Ababa Museum
On the road to Bole International Airport, just behind the Ethiopian Trade Union building is the Addis Ababa museum. It was established in October 1986 on the occasion of the centennial anniversary of the foundation of Addis Ababa as the capital city.
The objectives of its establishment were to collect and display the heritage that depict the development of the city since its foundation; to record the future progress of the capital in the social, political and economic spheres; and to assist researchers in their study about Addis Ababa.
The museum is housed in one of the first and the oldest buildings of the city. The house belonged to one of the warlords during the reign of emperor Menelik II.
The fine quality of the building and their unique architectural style are impressive and give the visitor a double satisfaction.
The museum has eight sections each department exhibits materials of significance at different stages of the development of the city.
At Finfine hall, for example, photographs that depict the progress of the city are exhibited. And at Adwa hall weapons used during the battle of Adwa are displayed.