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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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History at its best!

This place is fully loaded with information and facts about the past of our Country .. there is soo much to see and soo much to learn not only for students but for adults too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

This place has some interesting exhibits but is starting to look tired and dated and given what an exciting country Kenya is, it could do better after a face lift. It does try to represent the amazing diversity of people, places, history and wildlife of Kenya. But I feel it is stuck in a mid-twentieth century time warp. Of course... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

This is huge museum with lot of history right from how the colonialism impacted the Kenyan history. Lot of details about the Masai traditions. how the railways came to existence in Kenya how the Indian settlers moved to Kenya. First human skeleton lots of varieties of birds contribution of various biologists towards preserving the environment. skeletons of various wildlife and... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This place is fully loaded with information and facts about the past of our Country .. there is soo much to see and soo much to learn not only for students but for adults too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Only about half the floor space in this museum is being used, but the attention to detail for the current exhibits is well done. An added bonus is the number of Joy Adamson prints.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Not a large place, but a surprisingly good little museum with a wide variety of exhibits on the History of Kenya. There is a small snake museum next door; buy a combo ticket so you can see both, and see the live cobras and the famous black mamba snake. Plus an excellent gift shop, with some nice crafts where you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I finally went here this month and was not disappointed. High entry for non residents but it has gone down a bit since last year. Includes museum and snake park if you want. Lots of things to see and learn and very modern facilities. Great gift shop and restaurants. Things for all ages and didn't regret it at all.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

walk around while you get to see Kenyan back to its ages. also get to see some of the Kenyan big five up-close, closer than you think actually behind the glass.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

While this is an older museum of natural history, it has a number of unusual mammals native to Kenya, an extensive bird collection, and an very good early hominid paleological exhibit. The cultural artifacts are interesting as well. We loved seeing the groups of school children taking notes and jostling with each other!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The best thing about this place is the botanical gardens behind the Snake park. A great place to relax and internalize the beauty of indigenous plants in the place. Best time to visit the location is as early as 1 pm as the place has a vast area to cover and a rich Kenyan history to go through. Any later... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Interesting exhibition on the evolution of man but it is quite outdated. The snake park was very disappointing and not a pleasant experience.

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Additional Information about Nairobi National Museum

Address: Museum Hill, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
Phone Number: 254-20-3741641
Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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