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National Archives

Neighborhood: Nairobi Central Business District
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Address: Moi Avenue | P.O. Box 49210, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone Number: 254-20-2228959
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Description: This centrally located collection contains historic photographs, Kenyan...
This centrally located collection contains historic photographs, Kenyan crafts and paintings.
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While the National Archives is not spectacular it was good and worth the 200 shillings. I enjoyed reading about things that weren't in the National Museum. Would be great for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 3, 2015
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Richmond, Indiana
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San Diego, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

My friends and I visited this museum accidentally, thinking it was another museum, and we had a nice, brief time there. There was nothing too spectacular, but the exhibits were interesting. We spent a very minimal amount of time here, probably 30-40 minutes all-in-all.

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Richmond, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

While the National Archives is not spectacular it was good and worth the 200 shillings. I enjoyed reading about things that weren't in the National Museum. Would be great for anyone doing research or who wanted a quirky introduction to things they didn't know they wanted to learn about.

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Mahone Bay, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I learned a lot about some subjects that I was aware of but did not fully understand before visiting......well worth a visit

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Tegucigalpa, Honduras
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

It is not only the amazing collection, but the guide's experience on elaborating even more for us curious visitors

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NYC
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10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The collection of weapons, lamps, plates, paintings, and headdresses from around Africa is from a single popular Kenya politician. It's interesting to see some of the items and you can actually touch many of them (i.e., cowbells and the weapons). It's 2 stories but doesn't require a lot of time to go through and read the descriptions. They usually have... More 

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Letterkenny, Ireland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

The exhibition is not big very big, so you don't need a lot of time to see it all. The location is very good - right there in the city center.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Still my favorite place of old memories I decided to peep in. Last time was in the 90s! OOOH boy!! Outside is soo dangerous. Handbag bully snatchers, pickpockets, name them. Then this dwarfism poor monument of Tom Mboya!!! Are there no good metal artists in Kenya?... Well perhaps it fits their taste, The book cases are even dustier and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

It's conveniently located in the CBD, i went there one Saturday morning last year. On public holidays entry is free. Majority of the content is the Art collected by Kenya's second vice president the Late Dr. Murumbi.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Visited over the weekend with my colleagues. Expected to be done within half an hour but the collection/pieces on display kept us there for well over 2 hours. Very informative and courteous staff assisted with any questions we had.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

This is a very cheap place to visit in central Nairobi, opposite Hilton hotel. I spent around and hour or two just roaming around looking at the brilliant art works. Being British it was also great to see some of the letters and stamps from colonial rule as well. Some great old photos too which I always love to look... More 

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