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Address: Uhuru rd, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
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There are a lot of interesting 1 meter gauge locomotives here. Well worth an hour or two.They have the engine from Out of Africa!

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 17, 2013
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

If one were a real trains buff, perhaps this "museum" would have been more interesting than it was to me. Other than a large and unorganized room full of materials and photographs, the museum consists of a number of train cars and engines sitting outside in the weather, slowly -- perhaps not so slowly --rusting away. Other than what one... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

I am not in to railways particularly but this place intrigued me so I took a taxi there with my 4 year old daughter. We were almost alone at the museum. There is a guided tour around the museum but I declined as my daughters attention span wouldnt permit it.Instead I had a quick whizz around this bit and then... More 

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Lund, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

There are a lot of interesting 1 meter gauge locomotives here. Well worth an hour or two.They have the engine from Out of Africa!

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012 via mobile

The railway museum is fabulous, a little but tatty but so evocative of the colonial past when railways dominated East Africa. Lots of memorabilia like the original dining services for EAR in the museum itself plus the historic trains on the tracks outside. Don't be put off by the downtown location, it is easy to access and there is safe... More 

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Callaway, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

The first week of December I wanted to check out some of the museums in Nairobi and so glad I included the Railway Museum. Lot of interesting displays inside and nice captions in English to give an overview of how the railway helped in the settlement of Kenya. Not crowded at all and nicely laid out for easy viewing. There... More 

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Hofn, Iceland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

Few expereiences in Africa can match that of the Railway Museum in Nairobi, even if railways are not your thing. Kenya the country and Nairbi the city exist because of the railway. There are photos showing the first few days of Nairobi's existence: a railway, horses grazing and a motely collection of white tents scattered across a grassy plain. Contrary... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

We went here on a Saturday morning expecting rain. Luckily it turned out be an okay morning since most of he attraction, the trains are outside. The actual museum was great for us adults with lots of historic things like photographs, models and a nice map showing EAR, East African Railways. Outside was the main attraction for the kids, lots... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

Both me and my wife had a pleasent afternoon looking at the trains.we took loads of pictures of me and Wendy in the carriages and on the engines.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012 via mobile

Nothing much to expect but its worth it of you pass by. It was a good couple of hours if like museums and into photography

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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

my first time i visited this place was 9 years ago after my class eight. my dad took being the first born child and i had done my KCPE he was very happy. I loved having seen the different classes of train the oldest that was in the museum and the new ones that were now being used. i loved... More 

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Address: Uhuru rd, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi

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