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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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Rare insight into Kenyan culture

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 2, 2014
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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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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

The museum is interesting but you really have to take some time to go through and read all the little details to get most out of it. The presentation is fairly basic and wouldn't be engaging for someone not willing to commit the time and effort to digging around a bit. Would only recommend if you've got some time and... More 

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Blyth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

This is a really great 'must see' as it really gives you an insight into this great country. All the staff were very pleasant and made us feel very welcome.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Kenya's National Archives is located in one of Nairobi's oldest stone buildings, the former Bank of India built in 1906. The first floor and much of the second floor houses the Murambi Gallery, a fascinating collection of art and artifacts from Joseph and Sheila Murumbi, tow of Africa's most famous collectors. Joseph Murumbi was Kenya's first Foreign Minister and the... More 

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Address: Moi Avenue | P.O. Box 49210, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone Number: 254-20-2228959
Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi>  > Nairobi Central Business District

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