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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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Pay attention to the work done by the Adamsons (George & Joy) for the collection of history in Kenya. Great stuff. Really.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Nairobi Region, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Wow this is one of the best places I've ever gone to. I've gone for tourism meetings in their hall. The hospitality was good. I've also visited the tourism site which was very encouraging.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This week I took a visiting friend to the Nairobi National Museum. Kenya boast of having 1132 species of Birds from very tiny to huge. These birds are showcased in clean glass compartment by there species. Beautiful! Leaving the bird area we went around into the anthropology area were we found ourselves in a well documented history lesson of Man... More 

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Mysen, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We visited the Nairobi National Museum late June 2015. My girlfriend, two of our children - aged 7 and 8 - and myself. We found the pricing to be at international standard while the permanent exhibition was not. The standard tour is a round trip covering both the natural, cultural and political history of Kenya. It took maybe three hours... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Pay attention to the work done by the Adamsons (George & Joy) for the collection of history in Kenya. Great stuff. Really.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This museum wasn't terrible - there are a lot of historical artifacts about the history of Kenya. There are also stuffed animals, although they are clearly dated. I would say if you have a free morning or afternoon it is a relaxed visit and something to do. There is also a "Snake Park" that you can get a combined ticket... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

On Museum Hill off Chiromo Road, Nairobi National Museum is a repository of fine reproduction rock art displays and excellent prehistoric exhibits of the archaeological discoveries. Recent refurbishments have put a spark of life to this attraction. Traipse there, take the kids and you will be blessed...

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Nairobi Region, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

it was best.we visited and saw alot of wildlife including big five.It was a long tbut enjoyable journey

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

The museum has four actual permanent exhibits and some temporary ones. The permanent exhibits include one on animals (with a ridiculously large selection on birds!), one on evolution, one on the life cycle of a Kenyan, and finally - most interestingly - an exhibit on Kenyan history and the struggle for independence. Especially the latter is worth seeing, though the... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I liked the history of Kenya section the best, followed by cultural section that contains artifacts from various tribes. If you're into early human history, you'll enjoy that section of the museum which seems to be newer. Kids would like the animal section, although the taxidermy seems past it's prime. Previously there has been art on display, but this latest... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I thought it will just like other museums which provide lots of artefacts and old things, and yes they have a lot of it and they have hardened animals bodies section which amazed me a lot. They also have aquarium and reptiles zone which I cannot belive they have like a small zoo inside the museum. I cannot forget when... More 

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Additional Information about Nairobi National Museum

Address: 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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