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Nairobi railway museum

Station Rd, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
+254 724 380975
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Station Rd, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
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+254 724 380975
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"east africa"
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"love trains"
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"rail car"
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"art school"
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"mini train"
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"love history"
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"lots of history"
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"rich in history"
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"worth a visit"
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"on display"
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"great for kids"
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"locomotive"
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"memorabilia"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Railway museum? Yawn, yawn, yawn...or so I thought. I couldn't have been more wrong. This small little museum packs a punch - with over ten different trains - some almost 100 years old - that you can climb aboard and experience. The trains don't run,...More

Thank SamAdamstown
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visit this place to understand better importance of railway for this country. To hear the story about one lion and one man and to climb aboard and take pictures of the locomotives. The museum is not maintained well, but is definitely still worth a visit....More

Thank mmarijat
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want to be informed more on the early railway builders and settlers this is the right place.The utensils they used during that era and all.The challenges they faced..yeah visit here.

Thank Jedidah N
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An interesting and engaging museum especially for history lovers. Display and depicts the early railway construction and locomotives. Early diesel locomotives and coaches in display. Main gallery has a lot of information in terms of maps, pictures, diagrams, drawings and write ups on the construction...More

Thank alexmatimu
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I thoroughly enjoyed this visit, it was impromptu so not much planning went into it, but in the end that didn't matter. To get to the place was a bit hard as its far from the main road especially if you are walking, if driving,...More

Thank rachealeshiwani
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Reviewed May 7, 2018 via mobile

If you love history, big machines and also have a thing for the arts - this is a must see place in Nairobi. The museum, despite not being the most well kept, is definitely still worth a visit. It has a lot of very interesting...More

Thank Mads S
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Reviewed April 28, 2018

Bit hard to find and lots of walking involved to get there from the CDB, but worth the visit. Lots of diesel and steam loco's to see and most are from/built in the UK. Yopu can walk around the yard and jump onto the footplates...More

1  Thank nickB_London_UK
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Reviewed April 17, 2018

Wonderful display of memorabilia for those interested in the founding of Kenya this has it all. Well presented museum and lots of locomotives which bring back wonderful memory's.

Thank richardclarkgog
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Reviewed April 2, 2018

I was so excited about visiting the NBO railway museum. So disappointing to see that it's very run down and very old and boring. In one of the carriages a young lady was sleeping! Didn't take us 30 minutes to see this place. Needs a...More

1  Thank 915charlotte
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Reviewed March 5, 2018

Nairobi Railway Museum is a hidden gem that every Kenyan and international visitors should explore and discover. The railway line construction started in the Port of Mombasa in 1896 and was completed in Port Florence now known as Kisumu city in 1901. NRM has created...More

1  Thank Lesoi_Ndoka
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