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Nairobi National Museum

Museum Hill, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
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Ranked #7 of 43 attractions in Nairobi
Type: Museums
Owner description: The Nairobi National Museum is the flagship brand for the National Museums of Kenya. Located on Museum Hill, the museum showcases Kenya's rich... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I always enjoy isiting the Kenya National museum.There is always somthing new to learn Human,animal and nature history.The museum was upgraded but somehow,it looks empty and in need of good maintenance.I found the place a bit dusty and the lay out design not captivating.The Guide and senior curator madam Rotich are superb though.There is great potential for this museum to... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Fascinating to see the real history, skeletons and exhibits so often only heard or read about in books

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St Paul
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Had a tour guide for awhile but her recitation was not very accurate in regard to the science or archaeology. Likewise, the information in some of the exhibits is quite out of date, inaccurate, and is not aligned with the science of the last two decades. Cultural exhibits were just okay. The hall of birds was amazing though.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We had a one day stop over in Nairobi on our way back to the UK and decided to visit the Nairobi national Museum. It is an absolute gem of a place. The entry fees for foreign tourists are quite high at 1500 shillings (£11 approx), but this includes admission to the snake park on the same site. My daughter... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We had a great tour by a volunteer guide, very interesting place which encapsulates the history and culture of Kenya

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

A lot to see here, but I loved seeing the skulls of various humanoids that over over a million years old. One was 18 million years old. So many stuffed animals and the bird hall is comprehensive, to say the least. Also have the Joy Adamson paintings. You can walk to the CBD in 10-15 minutes.

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Goshen Ind
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This museum was a wonderful experience. There are many interesting exhibits indoors, and outdoors, the gardens are filled with fascinating sculpture and stained glass pieces. There are examples of plants that are native to the area, and we spoke with a very knowledgeable horticulturist who answered our questions and pointed out interesting plants. In a non-exhibit related note, there is... More

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DFW
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

If you are in Kenya and want to learn its history, cultures, plants and animals this is a great place to start. We were met at the entrance by a guide who was knowledgeable and tailored his tour to the amount of time we had available. The museum collections includes some significant anthropological artifacts, such as early human fossils. I... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This museum gives you a very good introduction to the history, culture, plants, and animals of Kenya. Having the knowledge base I got from visiting this museum really added to my Kenya experience. There's a nice small restaurant on the grounds.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

One of the most comprehensive museums I have ever seen - it contains anthropological exhibits, historical artifacts, early human fossils, a snake/reptile house, and more!

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