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National Archives

Neighborhood: Nairobi Central Business District
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Address: Moi Avenue, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone Number: 254-20-2228959
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History of Kenya and other African Countries

This attraction is located in the heart of Nairobi on Moi Avenue. Cost is $2 for non resident. The center contains lots of cultural items from traditional African tribes. Its also... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This attraction is located in the heart of Nairobi on Moi Avenue. Cost is $2 for non resident. The center contains lots of cultural items from traditional African tribes. Its also pays homage to Kenya leaders during the struggle for independence as well as key figures in the history of Kenya.

Thank Jidraph N
Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every time I visit Nairobi I have to pass through this Historical building. It is also a meeting point and a good directional reference.

Thank Samuel A
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

There are a few floors with nice collections of art pieces and historical artifacts. It could be seen as somewhat of an extension of the larger Nairobi National Museum, but it is worth a visit if you have a few extra hours in the area.

Thank Kelsey K
Kyiv, Kyyivs'ka Oblast', Ukraine
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

The National Archives is actually the collection of Joseph Murumbi, Kenya's second vice president. He spent his life collecting and preserving historical artefacts from all over the world and gifted some to the Kenyan government. There are some really awesome art works and traditional carvings in the place as well as a picture gallery documenting Kenya's history in a very... More 

Thank UkrainianinAfrica201
Rotherham, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

This was part of our city centre walking tour and I found it fascinating. The low light makes some of the exhibits difficult to see but makes the place very atmospheric. A very interesting combination of artefacts from stamps to tribal masks. For me the most interesting part was a potted history of the Mau Mau uprising and how it... More 

Thank Andy.Crate
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

A rather large exhibition. It complements what is on display in the National Museum. More specially the interesting post colonial politics

Thank peter m
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

Awesome place to learn about kenyan political history and historic events i had fun just walking around and reading our history. Its silent and serene too....

Thank Tony K
Seattle, WA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

I wanted the Archives to be interesting but it's old exhibits, thankfully with English notes - usually. The National Museum does a far better job. Still, it's strength seems to be the tribal artifacts which were striking. I snuck some pictures for you. It's just $2 so the price is right and, just outside is a large ongoing statement by... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

Very nice collection, some of them is very unique and must be very rare. But in several part of the museum the light is minim, make lil a bit hard to observe the detail.

Thank Andre M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

This building stands right in the central business district and is considered a landmark for the city. Entry is almost free: 50 shillings for Kenyan Adults (5cents), 20 shillings for school children (2 cents) and 200 shillings for non-residents (2 dollars). They are open 7days a week, even in public holidays from 0900 to 1630--so no excuse for not visiting... More 

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