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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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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Nairobi National Museum is the flagship brand for the National...

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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Must see just for the fossils of the first humans

The Cycles of Life exhibit is exceptional by itself but the exhibits on our earliest ancestors - complete with the original, tightly-guarded skulls and skeletons -- is something... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Seattle, WA

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Interesting sections on Mammals, evolution, apes and human evolution. A section on Kenyan history, culture, tribes, traditions

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

the price is good if you're a local it's double price for all other passport holders.The indoor is great too.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum overall could have a better display of such a rich amount of information, but it is a good experience as it has a nice safe outdoor area in the middle of busy nairobi, where you can have a quiet kenyan coffee while observing life. Some souvenir shops available for a last-minute gift.

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Seattle, WA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cycles of Life exhibit is exceptional by itself but the exhibits on our earliest ancestors - complete with the original, tightly-guarded skulls and skeletons -- is something available elsewhere only in replica. Cycles of Life won't get much press but here you can grasp the African dealing with birth, child care, becoming an adult, worship, medicine and what we'd... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are new in town, The Nairobi National Museum is a Must Visit. If you don't have time to visit all the beautiful sights and attractions, Kenya has to offer...don't worry. This place brings the whole country to you in one place. Of course, it would be wise for you to make time and visit each place but you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The title sort of says it all. To that, I would suggest planning for a full day at the museum, as there's quite a bit to take in, especially if you add on the snake garden (a must, if you ask me, but really only if in combination with museum admission; not sure it's worth the price on its own).... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Especially interesting for those interested in Kenya history and culture. Worth to buy a join ticket to snake park

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ever since my first visit, I go back almost every mid week for the nature trail, superb ecosystem (right within the CBD,where else would you find such a natural treasure),the peace path & meditation labyrinth.Just amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I reached there somehow late, with only 1 hour to 1h30 to go, and I have to go back since there's so many things to see. I don't remember the exact fee but I think it might be around 1000 ksh or 1200. There are many different rooms, my favourites were the one with the mammals, the one on human... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The grounds of the museum are lovely... there is a big ugly dinosaur out the front and honestly, he was my highlight!! I'm not much of a museum person i guess because rooms of dead animals (mostly birds) just didn't excite me. I did find out that baboons are bigger than me though so the terror of those continues. There... More 

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