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National Archives

Moi Avenue | P.O. Box 49210, Nairobi, Kenya (Nairobi Central Business District)
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Ranked #21 of 43 attractions in Nairobi
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Type: History Museums, Libraries
Description: This centrally located collection contains historic photographs, Kenyan crafts and paintings.
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Nairobi, Kenya
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2012

This is a place where they have stored books and tapes for what has been happening to the country. (History store)

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Nairobi, Kenya
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2012

I dare say that this building makes you forget that you are in the middle of the central business district. once you enter those doors, the calm serene air that greets you wants you to know more about the art work on display.

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Fargo, North Dakota
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2012

Go to the National Museum to learn about the general cultural practices, the animals, and to see the art. Then, o here to see more of the cultural artifacts of its different groups. It's inexpensive and relaxed, so it's good to have a guide go around and tell you the significance of the different artifacts (and give that guide a... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2012

It has lovely history. Not just of Kenya but also of other African countries like Ethiopia, Uganda and a host of African countries. If you are a stamp collector, you will love whats available. The rich african culture in dress, weaponry and the sculptures are so breath taking. The Late Murumbi, one of Kenya's former vice presidents did an excellent... More

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New York City, New York
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139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2011

The National Archive is located in the old Bank of India building across the street from the Hilton in the Central Business District. Cost is 200 ksh ($2). At first I thought “Who wants to see a bunch of musty old documents?” Turns out that is not the case. The Archive is actually the private collection of an old Kenyan... More

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