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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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Nice to see but not as good as I expected for a national museum

Price is 1200pp, and I would say a bit on the expensive side for what you get. Some rooms were very interesting (the evolution of humans room) but others were lacking explanation... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Rancho Mirage, California
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

There were a lot of interesting things in it and our guide explained very well everything. My favourite part were the references to more concrete concepts.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Price is 1200pp, and I would say a bit on the expensive side for what you get. Some rooms were very interesting (the evolution of humans room) but others were lacking explanation. I would love to read more about the traditions and rituals as well as some more traditional clothing to be presented (per area, tribe, etc.) Overall - good... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I had a few hours in the afternoon of a very long layover in Kenya so took a trip the museum and was very surprised at how much was there and well laid out it is and informative. Great to learn more about Kenya, especially if you have limited time here.

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Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Spending few hours in Nairobi National museum is definetely worth the time and the money. Especially with a guide you get a good picture of the human beings and Kenya in the past and tha nature and wildlife of the country. You also get to experience the moder artists and if willing also the snakes..

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I really enjoyed my time at the National Museum including the natural history part as well as the Kenyan history part; well-priced gift shop as well.

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I have been to London museum and few other museums. This museum is not up to the international standard in presenting the things. This is developed nicely as per African standard. But it has way to go for International level

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 via mobile

The Nairobi National Museum is a must visit attraction. However after visiting the museum, I have the feeling that the place has not fulfill its mission in educating and entertaining the public to its potential. The museum is actually divided into various areas. The key areas are the stuff animals next to the arriving hall that feature high ceiling and... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Enjoyed the pre-historic content and bird content. Had no idea that some breakthrough discoveries were done in Kenya!Some exhibitions are old fashioned and need maintenance.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Having been here in 2000 and coming back 2015 what a quench feeling atmosphere in the Nairobi Museum. Taking me back to where my History originated, its such an amazing place to be. From Mau Mau, colonization, independence to urbanization. Wanna know the birds that enjoyed the clam skies to the Big Five animals that ruled the Savanna grasslands, exotic... More 

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