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Address: Nairobi SW2 4DN, Kenya
Phone Number: +254 020 216566
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Well worth a visit.

We were lucky enough to get Alan Donovan as our guide because one of his friends was there at that moment. What an interesting man who put everything into context. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 5, 2013
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Penvenan, France
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Penvenan, France
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

We were lucky enough to get Alan Donovan as our guide because one of his friends was there at that moment. What an interesting man who put everything into context. The building lends itself to the thematic nature of the collections, including the modern art for sale room which we understood will only ever have the best artists of the... More 

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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

This is one place that captivated me.The art collections done by Mr. Murumbi-kenya's 2nd vice president is the biggest art collection by a private individual in Africa!..here you find timeless fabric designs and artwork from all over Africa.The art gallery is situated at 0km meaning that this is where Nairobi began!..a very skilled team of tour guides takes you through... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Totally Impressed by the art collections i saw while the Nairobi. The Murumbi African Heritage Collections are priceless.

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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

For a long time, The Nairobi gallary to was just an old collonial which sound improttant and needs to be conserved after all it is 100 years old. but I realy like what the Murumbu Trust has done to the place; it is not just some old building anymore it is the home of African arts collected by Josheph Murumbi.... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

This is a small gallery in an old and historic building. The gallery is only a few rooms, but each is jam-packed with amazing pieces. Currently the gallery is home to the Joseph Murumbi collection which is a must -see. It includes stunning jewelry from his wife's collection and furniture from their home. The gallery also houses some beautiful paintings... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

This gallery currently hosts artifacts from across Africa collected by post independence foreign affairs minister and second Vice President. During his travels, he collected lots of art, over 500k stamps and other rich cultural collections. The guide, in our case Felix, was very knowledgeable making the 2 hour tour a joy and enriching. Kenya's point zero is located here (... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

If you love African heritage and art then Nairobi Gallery is a must go... I was recently privileged to attend the event where the building was turning 100 years old. The event was colorful and i got to explore the gallery, there were guides taking the guests around and I got to learn a lot

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

We enjoyed one afternoon here and we were amazed by what this place got to offer. Next time I will make sure to have enough cash and all

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Nairobi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

I was with a group of guides in the Nai Ni Who? CBD walking tours festival when Mr. Alan Donovan the chairman of Murumbi Trust invited us for a tour of the Murumbi African Heritage Collections exhibited at The Nairobi Gallery. The collections of African art, crafts, textiles, jewellery, books and stamps are unique and rare. I enjoyed the tour... More 

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New York City
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5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

We visited this new gallery because it was recommended by my friend and host in Nairobi. It was great! Our guide Felix was very knowledgeable and we learned a lot in a short period of time. Its right in downtown Nairobi, so if you need a walk afterwards before facing the traffic, you can do what we did and go... More 

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