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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I think this museum is really worth seeing. All the old locomotives that you simply can climb on and be in are so cool. Good for taking some IG pictures as well. And there are two art galleries where you can purchase some good African...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank ecemuratoglu
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This wasn't a trip I had planned but so glad I went. There is some work going on there but the old pictures and story behind it all is fascinating.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Kirstie M
Reviewed October 7, 2019

The museum was begun by a former railway engineer Fred Jordan who collected locomotives and memorabilia fronm around Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. It is a fascinating story of how Victorian engineers with the help of indentured Indian labour built a railway across the wilds of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kevin P
Reviewed September 6, 2019 via mobile

It was very difficult to find the entrance of the museum and even some locals in the area didn't know that it existed. But after asking a few locals who did, I found the way to the entrance. You must give your ID or passport...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Tourhound
Reviewed August 26, 2019

Seems like few tourists come here, which is a shame. It is a very interesting place to learn about one of the key historical moments defining Nairobi and Kenya - the building of the railway. You can climb around in the old train cars. Unfortunately...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank ricaji
Reviewed August 15, 2019

Went there more out of curiosity. A most interesting but less known museum in Nairobi. It needs more visibility and ,money for upkeep. There are historical rail items there and each has a story to tell.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Ramesh B
Reviewed July 18, 2019

The museum itself is small, showing some interesting photos of the early days of Kenya railways. Outside, a couple of very big engines wait for you to be admired. One of them was used for the magic film ‘out of Africa’. And that’s it, not...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank BertM103
Reviewed July 10, 2019

Worth a visit, however many of the trains on display are in need of major renovation, which does not appear to be happening. It would be a shame if they allowed to just rust away. The inside area of the museum need some TLC as...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank annenles
Reviewed May 1, 2019

A tour of the Nairobi Railway Museum will lay out the history of not only the rail but also Nairobi legislative layout and history. This is an ideal day tour activity. Best day to visit is on Sunday as the streets are less congested thus...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank kenyatalii
Reviewed April 5, 2019

Admission: Dad was a railwayman in East Africa and this was a nostalgic visit. If you're into trains (and lake steamers!) it's well worth an hour or so of your time. Tucked away down a siding from the old Nairobi Railway Station, it is not...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Response from kenyatalii | Reviewed this property |
A visit to the railway museum offers you a learning opportunity on Kenya's railway history, that includes old locomotives that go way back 18&1900's. There are also displays of Kenya pre, during and post-colonial period... More
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