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Railway Museum

Uhuru rd, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
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Ranked #19 of 38 Attractions in Nairobi
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Abuja
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The Railway Museum in Nairobi is a nice place to visit is is located within the city center and it is replete with so many railways used during the colonial era, independent period up to the more recent ones. There is entry fee and photography is allowed without any fee attached.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We visited this museum today by taxi as it tucked away down a dirt road to the west of the railway station. Open 8am to 5pm at a cost of KSh 400 this was a great way to learn about the development of the railways in East Africa - also showed plans and photos of Nairobi very early on. Interior... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

What was to be a one hour or so visit turned out to be a 5 hour fun train. The museum itself is medium sized, and would be considered small by many, but it has more than 100 years worth of history. There is a a lot of paraphernalia and other items and pictures that give you a feel of... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Walking into this quaint museum is like stepping back in time. Displays are done with passion yet dusty. The Man-eaters train front is here as well as many pre-colonial and colonial era bits and bobs. We loved seeing the actual lion claws in a small paper box in the ticket taker's station! Best place to feel as if you stepped... More 

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The railway museum has some nice exhibitions and some interesting objects to show, next to this you get the freedom to climb in every coach and train. However the quality of the trains is not so good any more which is unfortunate.

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Nairobi
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The Railway museam in Nairobi is a collection of decommissioned rolling stock of the national railways. Just like the Kenya Railways topday, it suffers from lack of attention and this collection of old rolling stock reaaly is a museum only in n ominal terms. It is perhaps a paradise for railway buffs, and recommended as a place to visit to... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I disliked the puritan attitude of the people who disallowed me to video it as well as the station but it is well worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

not hard to find with a taxi, not well maintained and no guide but otherwise it was still worth my time and money, it is hard to find such museums and they can definitely improve it but it has 100 years old trains in which you can jump inside and smell the history

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Nairobi, Kenya
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This is probably one of those museums that you can safely leave for the last day of your stay if you have absolutely nothing else to do or visit it if you live in Nairobi. It is not in a really prominent place and you will need to prepare yourself in advance to go there - it is not something... More 

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

Good history concerning the establishment of the railway, but they could try and maintain the vehicles. they are worn out and very dirty

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