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Nairobi National Museum

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Museum Hill, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
+254 20 3741641
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The Nairobi National Museum is the flagship brand for the National Museums of Kenya. Located on Museum Hill, the museum showcases Kenya's rich Heritage with four distinct themes representing Kenya's Culture, Nature, History and Contemporary Art.Other attractions within the compound include the Snake Park and Botanical Gardens as well as a State of the Art Auditorium that occasionally hosts concerts, film shows and other events.Dining and shopping facilities await you after your tour with us in our commercial wing. Enjoy your visit with us at the National Museum.
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  • Average20%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Museum Hill, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
+254 20 3741641
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Reviewed yesterday

I visited the museum yesterday, Sunday 9/24/17. I arrived around 11am and the museum was fairly empty which I appreciated. I did not request for a guide which allowed me time to explore and revisit areas that I wanted to see. The mammal hall, bird...More

Thank Rebecca A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum houses Kenyan treasures amid the layers of dust, neglect and aging displays. Our guide, Bing made our visit here a wonderful learning experience. Bing is an incredible wealth of knowledge in every exhibit area. He projects his pride of country and reverence for...More

Thank FlossEm77
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The collection of skull fragments that were found in Kenya is the finest sample of humanoid origins on the planet. The explanatory exhibit is a little less well organized. The cultural artfacts are impressive. Overall the museum could use an update. The cafe is very...More

Thank Marty P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The exhibition is mostly presented in quite a boring, old-fashioned way. Our guide could not tell us anything more than what was written on the signs. Apart from a vast collection of Kenya's birds and other wild animals, the most interesting part is about Kenya's...More

Thank Urlauber1981
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth a half day visit. The museum contains several interesting collections of artwork, in addition to a very detailed exhibition of the earliest human remains and related artifacts. It is surrounded by a beautiful park, and is adjacent to the snake collection...(combined tickets available)...where...More

Thank Robin B
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting us. You are welcome to come back

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Disclaimer: I am a foreign tourist that did not know much about the nation of Kenya before visiting the country. This review is based on that background. This museum tries to show everything about Kenya. The change of theme - this room shows large wildlife...More

Thank Alex8172013
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pretty expensive for non-residents for what it is ($12 USD), but usually happy to support museums. The ancient skulls exhibit had good explanations of how they were found and their significance. A couple of stores and a cafe on the grounds as well. I did...More

Thank buzzinaround
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museums content was impressive with all of the artifacts & information! A great place to visit! Plan for at least 2-3 hours.

Thank janicewoodard
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have time then you can do this. Not much to be seen unless you really are interested in anthropology. There are no proper directions inside the museum so one has to criss cross or miss out on some artefacts. But one can do...More

Thank Dnyate
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Thank you Dnyate for visiting our museum, We shall make proper signage to help you move around with ease. thank you also for your sincere criticism that will help us serve you better in the future.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not sure why the ratings jump from Very Good to Average as this Museum is somewhere in between. I went because reviews here said there were original fossils of early hominids but this is not the case. All displayed hominid fossils - including those found...More

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Response from PappyManson | Reviewed this property |
The shops and the restaurants do take all types of credit cards.
1 September 2016|
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Response from Anna B | Reviewed this property |
Standard KWS cost is ksh 600 for a local, ksh 1200 for a resident (a foreigner with valid kenyan residence) and ksh 1800 for a tourist. For any extra activity i.e guided tour, you may be charged more For confirnation, check... More
21 February 2016|
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Response from Nadina Y | Reviewed this property |
You don't have to book beforehand, we just walked up and bought tickets. That was our experience anyways.