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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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Description: This centrally located collection contains historic photographs, Kenyan...
This centrally located collection contains historic photographs, Kenyan crafts and paintings.
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Have lots of time on your side

A great place to find records, but be prepared to spend a lot of time there. The staff are extremely helpful.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2014
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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

A great place to find records, but be prepared to spend a lot of time there. The staff are extremely helpful.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

A great place to learn about Kenya's history and culture, its very educative. They don't allow taking photos for commercial use unless given special permission, photos for personal use are allowed, hence a camera would be ideal to document the trip. Its a short visit, therefore children would not get easily bored.

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Hsinchu, Taiwan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

It's on the intersection between Kenyatta Avenue and Moi Avenue, which is among the two largest streets in Nairobi. Fee for non-residents are 200 KSH, which is remarkably low compared to other museums around here. There's a hodgepodge of stuff inside, mainly art pieces and some introductions to their political leaders. Spent around an hour wandering through. Not especially enlightening,... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

there is nothing there for an adventure lover, just a building in the middle of nairobi town, it is like making a library a tourist location

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Worth a visit to have a closer look at Kenyan and African history. The collection of artifacts show tribal culture and the events leading up to independence from Colonial Britain. The archives is housed in what was once a bank. Impressive building, but time has stood still for fifty years here. Old, tired,dusty is the best description but still a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Even after living in Kenya for a month it is hard to get any understanding of the culture of the tribes, it is rather forgotten than discussed by most. The Archives cannot quite be compared to the National Museum, but for any interested in going deeper in understanding of the different tribes there are so few places available in Kenya... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

I was able to learn about both arts and history of Kenya. The displays of arts and crafts are mostly from West Africa, and this collection are really really impressive. History and politics of Kenya were also exhibited, with story of Tom Mboya.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

First stop after breakfast. Admission for a non resident is 200 shillings. You will need a minimum of one hour to do justice to all that is here. History buffs will appreciate the numerous collections of documents and photos, with many of the figures still alive today. The various tribes are well represented with sculptures, wood carvings, and other materials.... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

The place is good to visit and it's right at the heart of Nairobi. If one wants to study more about Kenyan history and politics, that's the place to go. It's very near the monument of the late Tom Mboya, a real hero in Kenyan early history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

I walked to the National Archives from the Intercontinental. The displays offer a detailed picture of Kenya, its people and the culture. Make sure you go there

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Address: Moi Avenue, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone Number: 254-20-2228959
Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi>  > Nairobi Central Business District

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