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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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An Interesting overview of Kenya

Good displays and exhibitions, Buy the combo ticket to get entry to the Snake park as this is a lot better value than separately

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Jaipur, India
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

The museum although not very big gives a quick tour of Kenya's history and its society. The stuffed birds section is a treat so is the display of prehistoric human skulls. The snake park, although not very well maintained, is an added attraction. One may also take a walk in the botanic garden and if lucky, may also witness an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Took my family there and we really enjoyed ourselves from the friendly helpful staff to the excitement of the sections of the museum. Leaky's corner if I may put it was my favorite place.

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Nairobi. Kenya
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Best National Museum in East Africa, with fine permanent collections and temporary exhibitions. Worth to become a Member, what gives free entry to its all branches all over Kenya, and to the associated facilities. Kenya National Museum Society organises continuously many activities, trainings, visits, nature excursions etc.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Don't expect anything spectacular, but worth a visit especially if you're keen on birds or ethnography. Nice day combined with a walk in the park. The snake park was...well I felt sorry for the animals for their narrow living environment with no incentives.

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81 reviews 81 reviews
36 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

It seem to be a lot of money for not a lot to see. Pay the extra $3 for both the museum and snake walk. They need to do some cleaning and upkeep but was ok.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

WE visited this park when I took my family for a day out on a Saturday. It was a magnificent experience and we even saw a lion which I did not expect.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

For the lovers of nature, history of Kenya, culture, birds, mammals, reptiles, art and even evolution of man..... The Nairobi national museum has something for you!!

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Good displays and exhibitions, Buy the combo ticket to get entry to the Snake park as this is a lot better value than separately

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Good museum, we saw intersting things about the country history, snake park is good also I recommand to all who are visiting Nairobo to not miss this museum...

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Rancho Mirage, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The museum features the long human development history, from monkeys to apes to upright walking hominids & finally to us, Homo Sapiens.

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