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National Archives

Moi Avenue, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 20 2228959
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This centrally located collection contains historic photographs, Kenyan crafts and paintings.
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good39%
  • Average24%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“african art” (8 reviews)
“moi avenue” (4 reviews)
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Moi Avenue, Nairobi, Kenya
Nairobi Central Business District
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+254 20 2228959
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"vice president"
in 7 reviews
"african art"
in 8 reviews
"moi avenue"
in 4 reviews
"kenyan history"
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"historical artifacts"
in 3 reviews
"the central business district"
in 4 reviews
"impressive collection"
in 2 reviews
"postage stamp"
in 2 reviews
"personal collection"
in 2 reviews
"colonial rule"
in 2 reviews
"rich history"
in 3 reviews
"visited this museum"
in 2 reviews
"great place to learn"
in 2 reviews
"walking tour"
in 3 reviews
"jomo kenyatta"
in 2 reviews
"small museum"
in 2 reviews
"school children"
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Reviewed July 2, 2017

If you love knowing century old information, visit the place. It is just within the city center. Lots of things to discover.

1  Thank Denver L
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Reviewed June 20, 2017

For history and other information one can get to know about Kenyan past at an affordable fee. Its ideal for weekend visit.

Thank mwas2
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Reviewed May 22, 2017

Nairobi Archives is a nice place within the city. It is a good landmark in case you do not know places around, you will always find your way from here.

Thank Veroniq254
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Reviewed May 14, 2017 via mobile

Its a jewel of information right in the middle of the city, easy to access from any hotel in the central business district

1  Thank Jon M
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Reviewed May 10, 2017

We really enjoyed touring through and examining the displays. There were classes of school children being guided through the exhibit by their teachers. The kids were really engaged in what was being taught. And they were so well behaved!

Thank lynnP1113XD
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Reviewed April 29, 2017

It was refreshing to see real photos of Wangu Wa Makeri , Waiyaki Wa hinga and other Kenyan Heroes we read about in History. You get to read the last letter that Dedan Kimathi wrote. Our guide Okumu was very knowledgeable and passionate about History....More

2  Thank Christine M
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Reviewed April 26, 2017

A dark but small historical museum in the city center. No interactivity / screens so not really suitable for children.

Thank Niklas K
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Reviewed April 11, 2017

This place has a rich bank of Kenya's history. Its a place I always pass by when in town. You can find a lot of historical information that you wouldn't be able to find in any other place

Thank Mark O
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Reviewed March 14, 2017

National Archives located along Moi Avenue near Ambassador Hotel. In-front the building you see Dedan Kimathi statue was torched by the colonial rule. Inside the building there is an art gallery contains all ancient of art collection from different communities of Kenya and Africa. The...More

1  Thank _chiku1955
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Reviewed March 6, 2017

The place so silent giving you a moment to think of the history of the country and the great people of Kenya and other countries in Africa.The many books and pictures are so detailed.If you love reading history this is the place.

Thank qudrahnizar
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