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Address: Uhuru rd, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
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Journey back in time

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Address: Uhuru rd, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi

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