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National Archives

Moi Avenue, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 20 2228959
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Moi Avenue, Nairobi, Kenya
Nairobi Central Business District
+254 20 2228959
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

This Museum displays artifacts from various African Countries and photographs of historical interest regarding Kenya. Also included are stamps from many African countries. Lighting leaves something to be desired in places.

Reviewed 9 January 2017

Sitting in the busy downtown Nairobi, the National Archives or just 'Archives' as everyone calls it is a meeting place for most people thanks to its location next to the busy Kencom/Ambassadeur bus stage. However, the inside of this building is not as busy. I...More

Thank Emmanuel C
Reviewed 15 December 2016

Being a Nairobian, I have passed this place a million times without visiting it. A friend from the US visited me, and I took her to the place: It's a treasure. Everything you want to know about Kenya, you find it there. It will take...More

1  Thank Tabiii
Reviewed 5 December 2016

I/we went to the archives for research reasons. I booked the help of an archivist ahead of time, who kindly helped with retrieving the journals and papers we needed to consult before we arrived. This way we did not need to spend extra time with...More

Thank TransylvanianGrl
Reviewed 27 November 2016

I visited the National Archives while on a day tour in Nairobi in June 2016. The National Archives contain a collection of cultural and historical artifacts that were part of the personal collection of Joseph Murumbi, the second vice president of Kenya. The artifacts are...More

Thank Ross H
Reviewed 7 November 2016

This place is a collection of historical records, both in paper or voice. It is a place one can pop in while in the Nairobi City and learn much about the country Kenya.

Thank Mathew M
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Huge dark rooms, with an impressive collection, but very little information about the objects. Difficult to see the details because it's so dark. Could really need a modernisation.

Thank Chrisorhan
Reviewed 31 October 2016

I found it very informative but u can still skip it... Its btw the crowded area so be aware . Lighting was bad , Arts were detailed but difficult to read .. service in the museum was ok , and such mesum should be free...More

Thank Boom S
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Great way to kill an hour of two in Nairobi. The displays include cultures of other African countries and are very well laid out.

Thank Rukany
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

We came with low expectations and actually were surprised of how much this place is better than the museum. You can ask for a guide at the cashier, do so!

Thank Gilad F
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