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Nairobi National Museum

Museum Hill, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
254-20-3741641
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Ranked #8 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

We had wanted to visit the museum on our last visit to Nairobi but it was closed for refurbishing. It was worth the wait though - they've done a lovely job on it and it's well worth a morning or afternoon for anyone with an interest in anything to do with Kenya. The buildings themselves are very attractive and there... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

i lastly visited this place 30 years ago when i was in school, apart from the renovations done, the same old artifacts are still on display, place make the place more exiting.

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Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

It does take you back in British colonial time and also development of Railways in East Africa.Much needed information on Flora and Fauna of the region.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This was a lovely museum, well kept with a great variety of exhibits. Highly recommended if you're visiting Naiorbi.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Well worth a visit great range of animals on display and a wonderful timeline of Kenya's history, staff very helpful

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Saw how different kinds of snakes feed and learnt more about them too ,they are amaizing creatures # it was awesome

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The Nairobi national museum is perhaps best known for the early hominid skulls kept in its safe. A MAJOR human world heritage. Obviously, these treasures are not accessible to the public. All the same, there is fair information on Kenya's different tribes and cultures and a stunning collection of stuffed birds and animals found in Kenya.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed the experience and the new look. Had not been there in ages. The gardens around the museum are beautiful and the buildings are very well maintained. Overall a great experience as always.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This is a great museum - you need to go if you're planning a trip to Nairobi. The hall of mammals is perhaps most striking, but the ethnography exhibit is great and you can also look at birds and art and skeletons that are millions of years old. You can also go to the adjoining reptile park, which is surprisingly... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I expected a great deal more..........especially after all the hype I heard from those who had supposedly been there. Granted, it has some flavor. And the animals are certainly exotic enough But, it was a dull, rather drab place And the fact that they rather blatantly advertise different fees for visitors (twice-expensive if you are a foreigner/tourist)............well, I certainly have... More

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