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Railway Museum

Uhuru rd, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
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Ranked #15 of 43 attractions in Nairobi
Type: Specialty Museums
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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86 reviews 86 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

But as this is a private venture you can only commend them for what they have achieved thus far. Worth a visit.

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scottsdale, arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012

The staff was so charming and gave us personal tour for free. Even showed us original photographs that were not on display. My husband is a train buff and even though this museum is dusty and old, well, so are the trains, we stayed there for 4 hours. Just fascinating if you have any interest at all in the history... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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20 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

One of Nairobi less visited landmarks, the Railroad Museum is not easy to find, but it's worth the effort. The collection of memorabilia from the early part of the last century tells a fascinating story about the way the early settlers lived, adapted, and sometimes perished as they moved in to the wilderness of East Africa. Learn a bit about... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

Caveat on this review - I went in 2006 so the Museum may have undergone a facelift. Would not recommend on my top ten list but, still, the railway played such an important historical aspect to Nairobi and Kenya, it still good to get here and see for yourself.

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Sitka, Alaska
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2012

It was full of school kids in uniform climbing over the engines. I loved it.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2012

We had an afternoon in Nairobi on our transfer day back to Europe and thanks for my wife's researches, discovered the Kenya Railway Museum. I didn't expect a detailed guided tour but was absolutely delighted by the young man who took us through the exhibits teaching us about the Kenya Railroad and the important role it played in building the... More

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2012

We spent 90 minutes at this museum, filling some time between midday arrival at Wilson Airport from the bush, and night departure from Kenyatta Airport. I'd read about it on TripAdvisor, and concur with many of the other reviews. The museum is a real piece of history, and helps tell the history of modern Kenya in a vivid way. The... More

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012

My Dad and I went to this and it was interesting. The trains are a bit run down but its still interesting to see them. I learned alot about the railroad being built and about man eating lions. I'm not into trains that much but i still enjoyed seeing all the trains. It is a bit run down but only... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2012

Good for those interested in old trains and learning about Kenya's history.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2012

It was interesting to see the photos of what Nairobi looked like before compared to what it is now, as well as how the railway was built, a very interesting History lesson very important to Kenya! I'm not sure if there is someone to take tourists around and explain some things, but otherwise I think more people need to stop... More

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