Museums of Eritrea

National Museum of Eritrea

It is in the city of Asmar, Eritrea. Woldeab Woldemariam founded it in 1992, and it was originally housed in the former Governor’s Palace until 1997, when it was relocated. The school was moved to the former Comboni Sisters School for Women. The National Museum of Eritrea promotes Eritrean history both domestically and internationally. It also intends to investigate new archaeological sites and learn more about the country’s history. The central government of Eritrea nominated the following six sites for consideration as UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1996: Adulis, Dahlak Kebir, Matara, Nakfa, and Qohaito.

  • Address: 8WMG+9W2, Asmara, Eritrea
  • Phone: 002911161788

Northern Red Sea Regional Museum

It is in the coastal city of Massawa. It was established in the year 2000. It is in charge of storing, exhibiting, and conserving Eritrea’s cultural heritage. Furthermore, it is involved in the documentation, restoration, and inspection of heritage-related activities. Another fundamental mandate of these museums is outreach. However, very little work has been done in this area thus far.

  • Address: 30 miles south of Massawa, Gulf of Zula, Massawa, Eritrea

Southern Red Sea National Museum

The Southern Red Sea National Museum is housed in the Massawa Housing Complex and depicts Eritrea’s history in five sections: The first section is about the Red Sea’s bird and sea life. The second section is about the history of human evolution. Section three features an exhibition of ancient Dahlak and Adulis. Section four is about Eritrea’s nationalities, and Section five is about the 1961-1991 liberation war.

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