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Nairobi National Museum

Museum Hill, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
254-20-3741641
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Ranked #9 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, Kenya
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13 reviews 13 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Everything is basically the same since 1990's they renovated the whole place but nothing new there, the snake park is the size of a standard house has a lot of glasses without creatures, nothing interesting, but the restaurants at the venue are perfect for couples and people who love their privacy :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

A well presented story of the evolution of mankind as well as many other interesting exhibits from the region. Definitely hold your interest all the way through. Some museums tend to lack purpose but this is well presented.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

True, I have never been inside the museum (Oww bite me!) but I did do a language course there which is very good and very popular. The kitten gloves are off though, the instructor expects participation and this makes you learn this language fast. Very happy to have done that and benefiting from it till this day.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Really unique to visit our most ancient human ancestors, as well as getting a taste of Kenyan cultural and natural environment. Do not miss the snake park: sends chills down the back of your neck.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Visited with 8 & 10 year olds. Advised not to visit snake park. Cradle of mankind exhibit was incredible. Animals ok. Modern history patchy. Prices for foreign visitors 400% more than residents. Cheaper to visit any museum in Europe: not worth this.

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Durham, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We had an extra day in Nairobi at the end of our safari, and decided to check out the museum. The bird collection was really great to view after spending over two weeks watching birds in 4 national parks and the Masai Mara. The museum has the feel of an old-time natural history museum, which I really liked. The serpentarium... More

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South Orange, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

I have been to a number of national museums in Africa. This museum was fine, but it did not impress me. The museum was recently renovated. However, the exhibitions still feel dated. I think that it would be a nice day trip for children. It's a pleasant way to pass the time if you have a few extra hours and... More

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

From a natural history and anthropological perspective the National Museum houses some interesting collections, more notably in my mind the exhibits relating to the human journey and the ages through which we pass. I'm not one for looking at cases full of stuffed birds and animals, so skipped these rooms. The exhibits dedicated to the history of Kenya are, on... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

This one is for the geeks. For those who want to know more about the history and want first hand experience about Nairobi's history. Good place for learining.

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Crowell, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

A very interesting museum of natural history. Highlights include the Hall of Mammals with the skeleton of the famous elephant Ahmed of Marsabit and the Birds of Africa which has stuffed versions of just about every bird found in Kenya. The centerpiece, however, is the hominid skull room which prides itself as "the most important collection of early human fossils... More

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