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Address: Uhuru rd, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
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Old Tired and Dusty, reminiscent of a bygone age. Forgotten and unloved.. Go and see it

I used to play here as a kid and it simply has not changed much at all. the old Hand cart I played on with my sibling 30 years ago is still there and still working.. Dusty old... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Castillion
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I used to play here as a kid and it simply has not changed much at all. the old Hand cart I played on with my sibling 30 years ago is still there and still working.. Dusty old tired artifacts, rusting engines and lots and lots of history.. I have an affinity for the place, its not new or shiny... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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32 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you love locomotives and steam engines then this is the best spot to visit. the history of the Kenyan Railway transport

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Thank Samuel A
Marquette, MI
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207 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a day in Nairobi before flying out at night and we decided to tour this museum. It was a great choice - it is the story of the building the railway from Mombasa to Uganda. It has many artifacts from that time period, great old maps and lots of history. They have a small yard with different trains,... More 

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Thank lizardMarquette_MI
Chennai (Madras), India
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is second museum which i have visited in Kenya , I didn't much exited after visiting place , but ok people who living in kenya how they have use to travel in trains and what are the types of trains they have used we can see clearly here in this museum.

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Thank rameshbabu527
Kyiv, Kyyivs'ka Oblast', Ukraine
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

This is one of the most underrated and neglected attractions in Nairobi. Maybe it has something to do with the location which is not in a very safe part of town. That said, if you are a fun of ancient locomotives and the history of transport, then this is a great place to visit. I loved climbing onto the old... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

We went there with our children and they enjoyed lot very calm area with old trains that stop on grasses and also it had a hall full of old things .It was fantastic place to take photo .

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Thank 142haleh
Kisumu, Kenya
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

I have been to this place twice. This country's modern history is so encapsulated in the Kenya-Uganda railway. You have to visit this place when you are in Nairobi. Its unbelievably well maintained. There is a museum hall with photos and actual equipment and pieces from the old railway. My favorite is the front seat that was attached to the... More 

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Thank Ratimo A
New Haven, Connecticut, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

Given that Nairobi exists as it is today because of the railway, it was fun to understand it better. The guide who showed me around was essential to the experience, as the museum isn't heavy on explanatory signs. There was a bit much about the trains themselves for my taste, but the history of the construction and ensuing changes to... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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579 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 360 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This was a great place to take a 9 year old boy. No one ever tells you to get off the trains, so he could climb on to all of them. The museum was kind of sad. It has some interesting artifacts and photos, but it could use a real museum curator to better display and preserve them. I enjoyed... More 

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Thank Barbara A
Nairobi, Kenya
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28 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

get to see the past years model of kenyan well preserved trains and get to have a great time to a learn the history of the Kenyan railways.

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