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Nairobi Gallery

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Address: Nairobi SW2 4DN, Kenya
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This is a fantastic little museum, located at the heart of Nairobi (at the intersection of Kenyatta and Uhuru Aves.) It is a small, historic octagonal building with galleries... read more

Reviewed 23 January 2017
Mark H
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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59 reviews
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Reviewed 23 January 2017

This is a fantastic little museum, located at the heart of Nairobi (at the intersection of Kenyatta and Uhuru Aves.) It is a small, historic octagonal building with galleries located off the central hub. It is an absolutely lovely building that houses the Murumbi collection of African art and artefacts. In my opinion this was the highlight of the touristic... More 

Thank Mark H
Nairobi, Kenya
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 2 November 2016

This GEM is very accessible, secure parking and compact. that deceived us into thinking we would not need too much time boy were we wrong, you need a morning when you are fresh. so much history. Amos, the guide is very knowledgeable. when we got tired of walking about, we sat and watched a video on Murumbi, great bitter sweet... More 

Thank Rhoda M
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 10 October 2016

Amos took wonderful care giving us a tour of the African Heritage House in Nairobi. His knowledge of the artifacts, customs and cosmologies of the cultures and the ways that assisted in producing the ritual pieces was just what we wanted! Amos also took us to find some things we really wanted: Malian mud cloth, Kente cloth and a mask... More 

Thank Billy J
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Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Don't miss this place. It leaves you inspired and impressed by the betauty of African arts. Just go there and you will find an extremely knowledgeable arts student, her name is Diana, she will guide you and explain. Just tipp her well.

Thank Sophia F
Nairobi, Kenya
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Beautiful and inspiring collection of different types of art and artefacts from all over Africa, combined with the story of Joseph Murumbi, a true patriot and pan-African. A superb experience, fascinating and humbling. thanks to those who put this together, it is really a national treasure that should be better promoted and visited by Kenyans and non-Kenyans alike, there is... More 

Thank John C
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55 reviews
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Reviewed 17 August 2016

If you like African art, tribal and contemporary, you should visit here. It is small and won't take much time, but it is lovely. One can easily self guide, but we had a city guide (Amos, who works for the Africa Heritage House) who took us through and explained everything. He was very knowledgable. There is free parking for those... More 

Thank KenyaQT
Kyiv, Kyyivs'ka Oblast', Ukraine
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

I have been to both the African Heritage Hose and the National Archives and the collection at the Gallery is the icing on the cake. Takes a moment to take it all in and appreciate the tremendous effort that James Murumbi and Alan Donovan put into organizing all the awesome art, fabrics etc on display. Pretty humbling as well and... More 

Thank UkrainianinAfrica201
Brisbane, Australia
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 9 August 2016

We spent an hour or so wondering with a guide through all the rooms. It was good to see the collection of Joseph Murumbi. Definitely take a guide as there are so many pieces from so many areas it is good to have it explained.

Thank Whyhaveascreenname
Nairobi, Kenya
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Easily accessible by walking if you are having an overnight stay in Nairobi city hotel. Ideal for travelers interested in a blend of old n contemporary art

Thank muthonindwiga
Adelaide Australia
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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

I don't believe this attraction is publicised well enough. I loved the displays. It is well laid out and has interest to both men and women visitors. They have a great collection of jewellery and textiles as well as African art. I loved it!

Thank Sue E

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