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Nairobi National Museum

Museum Hill, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
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Ranked #8 of 42 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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san jose del cabo
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed an afternoon touring the museum by myself. There is alot of information to take in but it is well organized. An entire history of Africa as well as artifacts, animals, and politics/wars. Give yourself at least 2 + hours.

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Bhubaneswar, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

the birds section is stunning,with so many species found in Kenya is a revelation!! the animal fossils are interesting.the tribal life of Kenya is well depicted.the guide we took was very enthusiastic and informative. the cafeteria is relaxing. the attached snake park is poorly maintained.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

This museum was really well laid out covering native history and tribes and colonialism and the struggle for independence. there was also a great section on Joy Adamson and Elsa.

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PERTH
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

A good start to knowing a bit about Kenya, our guid was a nice young man who was very helpful and he was worth a small tip. Quiet a busy place

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Seattle
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Lighting could have been much, much better, but the display of fossils and artifacts was quite nice. Gift shop is well stocked. Snake center is fun

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Disgusted at the 1200ksh for adults for tourists compared to 200ksh for residents. In the UK most Museums are free to tourists. And even by international standards £10 pp is too much for a museum, especially when travelling with a family. No wonder the place was empty.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

recently i made my 6th visit to the museum and yeah its great. with the big 5 and the birds u can see what Kenya has install for you to visit. the snake park the reptiles will just give u a modeling show of their natural beauty. its a place worth visit but make sure to pass via the reception... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I went to the museum purely for the snake park but I have to say the museum itself was the best part. Very interesting, staff were giving tours and facts about displays and their history, was amazing learning so much about Kenyan history as in the UK it's not something you are taught about. I thought the section in the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Was at Serena nairobi for a 1 week full day event. Love their hospitality and large variety on food. Very friendly and comfy environment. Keep it up

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Really nice experience! The staff was friendly, theres alot to see and do. ..............................................

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