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Nairobi National Museum

Museum Hill, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
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Ranked #7 of 38 Attractions in Nairobi
Type: Museums
Owner description: The Nairobi National Museum is the flagship brand for the National Museums of Kenya. Located on...
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Type: Museums
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

The rich Kenyan history & national heritage! The snake park is a great place to visit. Include the "nature walk" in your itinerary!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

The exhibition is very interesting! Staff of the Museum of me is a very wonderful! I had a private tour! The guide told a lot of interesting information. Atmosphere of the Museum is very conducive to learning something new! Will definitely be back to see more details about the exhibition!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Really enjoyed this visit. I went with a friend and her young children. It was easy to keep them occupied by setting challenges on the information available about the growth of Kenya and the challenges it has faced in it's time. There were lots of local artwork and tribal information and costumes. The best part for the children was the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

that was my first visit, i suggest planning to go early because there is so much to see, very informative, you might bump into school children as they are always visiting to gain some knowledge.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Kenya has much more history than what is showcased at the museum. I believe with better management this can be an impressive museum.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Refurbished, and set out in an easy to follow way. It has a great selection of prehistoric skeletons, showing the development right up to modern day Homo Sapiens. There are galleries set out for Natural History, as well as Kenyan tribal and ethnic history, including the period of colonisation, and the subsequent MauMau rebellion, leading to Kenyan independence. It has... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

warm welcome at the museum by a guard who was very friendly and making us smile and answer our questions. we were able to learn a lot about our culture and history. we also visited the snake park and learn more about the different type of snakes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

interesting place to see. You will know many things which you Don't know about history of Kenya,animals and birds of Kenya etc. Children will learn from this.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I had a wonderful visit at the museum. Don't miss Lucy and the description of the adventures by the Leakey's. The rest of the museum is interesting also but it is really the birth of humanity that grabbed my attention. If you have a chance, try to get out to the Rift valley-maybe Naivasha? to experience the valley where some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

The guards outside are very friendly showing you to the parking space and helping you reverse. The queue system is simple and efficient. Wealth of Kenyan Heritage and culture. Oh, there is a botanical garden and a snake/reptile park.

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