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Nairobi National Museum

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Address: Museum Hill, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
Phone Number: 254-20-3741641
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Description: The Nairobi National Museum is the flagship brand for the National Museums...
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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A visit to the National Museum in Nairobi after an interval of 16 years provided ample opportunity to show the progress this institution has made during the first part of this... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Nairobi, Kenya

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The museum is OK but I was left with a sense of missed potential. The entry fee is high, although everything is relative. Kenya is seeking to maximise tourist profits. If you have a spare couple of hours and nothing else to do then worth a visit but nothing missed if you skip by.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

A visit to the National Museum in Nairobi after an interval of 16 years provided ample opportunity to show the progress this institution has made during the first part of this century. This applies, in particular, to the outside grounds, even more than the collection of exhibits or the reptilarium. Kudos also to the connection that the Museum has firmly... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Kenya is a big country, if you wish to travel through it in a day then Nairobi National Museum has it all. Very close to town

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

worth a visit if you have sometime in Nairobi City, lots of information and artifacts to see, great site

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

has got a lot of history. and decent display. one can spend couple hours here. the gardens are great area to be able to walk around.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Interesting place to visit. Shows animal life very detailed. Has some nice surrounding facilities to eat and drink and visit as well.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Interesting place with a lot of variety ranging from stuffed animals, history of human evolution, moderate history of kenyan tribes and a contemporary art gallery among others. It's good for someone new to Kenya and wants to learn a little bit of history about Kenya or a history and art enthusiast.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Interesting museum with exhibits on human evolution and other history from the region. Exhibits are a bit run down but compared to other museums this is hands down the only one you need to see. Its also close to downtown so shouldn't cost you more than 400 shillings to get to from the city center

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The Nairobi Museum contains a variety of stuffed plains animals Live snakes and a relatively good information on the history of Kenya, the Massai people and territorial maps and history in photographs.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I wouldn't go here so often, there isn't much to see and yet difficult to get in. It is mostly a study area that is always packed by school busses. Not to mention the ridiculous difference in entrance fees between nationals and foreigners. Anyway it's located along wetlands road do any matatu can drop you off the museum

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