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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
Mahone Bay, Canada

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

A small collection of railway 'stuff' and some steam engines and rolling stock languishing outside. I am sure real enthusiasts will get excited at the rusting history, but it just made me sad. Recommended only for real steam heads.

Thank HowardRedFoxZA
Nairobi, Kenya
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The museum was smaller than I thought, but it had a great collection. It's crowded with artifacts and has a great mix of antiques, photos, press clippings, and excerpts from books. The museum docent was excellent. He was very passionate about railroads, and I only wish I could have answered his questions about what they are like in my country!

Thank Sarah K
Nairobi, Kenya
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52 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The Railway Museum is rich in history that spans over a century. There are multiple facets to the entire experience including an indoor museum with historical artefacts, reading material and the outdoor display of various train models spanning over a century. The indoor set-up was thrilling to an old soul like me but could do with a little more imaginative... More 

Thank Maseline K
Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland
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50 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 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 

3 Thank BSTony
Mahone Bay, Canada
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23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank Poppaholdfast
Cheddar, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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

3 Thank Oonaemma
Nairobi, Kenya
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176 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 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.

1 Thank AliciaPhxtoHK
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 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.

Thank Trevor2009
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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 

3 Thank Danielle D
Ames, Iowa, United States
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44 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 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.

1 Thank John C

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