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Railway Museum

Uhuru rd, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
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Ranked #17 of 43 Attractions in Nairobi
Type: Specialty Museums
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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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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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

If you have ever wanted to go to a museum and have it all to yourself - this is the place. Off the beaten track in Nairobi, for a few dollars you get to clamber all over a range of train cars and locomotives - some in better shape than others. The I went with my 12 year old son... More

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Margate, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Payment to see a ram shackled museum of a bygone era with no personnel,working toilets,guides.explanations or refreshment facilities in down town artisan shanty Nairobi.A complete waste of time to see relics of an industry from a bygone area with no pride of what had been achieved.Do not waste your time trying to find this out of the way place.It's awful... More

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Ramsbury Wiltshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This is such a delight and full of so many surprises. One can wander around old engines and carriages. If you've ever seen "Out of Africa" the train up from Mombassa is all here, some carriages are literally the ones used.

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Nairobi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The museum of the "lunatic railway" - a real gem. View artifacts in the small museum, then climb into the carriages where the ManEaters of Tsavo dragged out a man while he was sleeping. Plus engines of more recent vintage. Great fun for children of all ages.

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