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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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“kenyan history” (64 reviews)
“human evolution” (36 reviews)
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Museum Hill, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
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"snake park"
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"kenyan history"
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Reviewed yesterday

An interesting smallish museum that had some unusual artifacts however some updating is called for. There is a large display of very Victorian looking stuffed birds that are in very dusty cases with descriptions that were made a long time ago ( mentions of Tanganyika...More

Thank futsanglung
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The exterior decorations were impressive, as were the stained glass windows. The highlights inside the museum were the animal skeletons, the bird collection, and the paintings. There could have been better signage to guide tourists through the various rooms of the museum. Perhaps we should...More

Thank Talampakan
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Our first day in Nairobi, we spent a few hours here and it was so worth it! A wonderful introduction to the culture, the history, and the people of Nairobi and all of Kenya. James was our guide, so knowledgeable about everything! He also has...More

Thank jennaferdawne
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I love going to the museum you ca never get enough of the history of kenya in this place. from culture to modern kenya to history of humanity..

Thank Rosebellkenyasafaris
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

all the most relevant parts of Kenya's history. Museum is very well maintained, peaceful and good organized. Please do not forget to start from left side of the museum :)

Thank khaled E
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice place to get to know Kenya's history under one roof. Educational for kids. They also have a snake park in their premises. A must visit if you are in Kenya.

Thank Esther n
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some interesting exhibits here but sort of aimed at school education.Several halls devoted to animals,birds,ethnology etc.Optional snake park.

Thank Roger H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want to understand history of Kenya and role of England in their history, you are on right place. The place is very nice, presenting all the most relevant parts of Kenya's history. Museum is very well maintained, peaceful and good organized. Please do...More

Thank mmarijat
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We certainly wanted to visit Kenya's national museum before we would leave the country, so we planned it for the last day. We were offered a personal guide and accepted happily. The young woman, a student at the nearby university walked us through all the...More

Thank dagpel
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed my visit with my friends,learnt alot, took lots of pictures. Beautiful environment. Keep it up!!!!

Thank MemyMmbone
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yes- was there in Jan 2018 and do accept card payments
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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
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