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Address: Uhuru rd, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
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a great way to understand how this part of Africa was developed. Lots of technical and historical information.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 2, 2015
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Mahone Bay, Canada
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Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Popped in for an hour whilst killing time. Remarkable set of artefacts and some great stories relating to the railways and the massive abuse of local lives by the shameful British colonial leaders. My particular favourite exhibit was the carriage from which a British superintendent was ripped by the man-eating lion he was so arrogantly ready to finish off. Needless... More 

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Mahone Bay, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

a great way to understand how this part of Africa was developed. Lots of technical and historical information.

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Cheddar, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Like a lost pearl in an ocean, for railway enthusiasts the Railway Museum lets you step back in town. It is one of the only museums where you can walk onto the trains and historical engines, right into the cabin from the Man Eaters of Tsavo. It should be promoted much more as it is so authentic

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Nairobi, Kenya
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39 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Loved this museum which is chock full of authentic memorabilia and a train yard full of antique engines and carriages that you actually get to board! Kids and adults will love this place equally. Hint: bring along a snack or lunch depending on your visiting time as there isn't a restaurant or kiosk around; unless you want to eat locally.

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7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The railway Museum is the history of modern Kenya. Nairobi being established as a direct result of the railway. Lots of historic photo's and equipment in the museum showing how life was in the early 1900's and outside some wonderful old locomotives and equipment covering the time of steam trains.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The railway museum is an underrated charming place. Although located basically in the heart of Nairobi, this space is extremely calm and peacful, and you will also probably have the museum to yourself. The museum itself is a small space inside, with incredible pictures of the construction of the railway, and the early structures. Outside you're also free to explore... More 

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Ames, Iowa, United States
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The museum has much potential, but needs a major renovation. The outdoor displays are difficult for visitors to see inside because there are no stairs or platforms near the locomotives and railway cars.

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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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