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Railway Museum

Uhuru rd, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
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Ranked #14 of 43 attractions in Nairobi
Type: Specialty Museums
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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15 attraction reviews
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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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2012

If you enjoy trains, this is not to be missed. It's unfortunate that the maintenance isn't what it should be, but they have done the best they can with the funds available to them. Many of the trains were used in famous movies shot in Kenya. though most are unrecognizable b/c parts are missing, it's now painted different, etc.There are... More

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2012

While its probably not on most people's list of things to do in Nairobi, I was glad I took an hour out to visit the Railway Museum. It is absolutely run-down and disorganized, yet it has some amazing treasures not only from Kenya's now mostly-defunct railway system, but also Kenya's colonial past. The one-room indoor exhibit features a wealth of... More

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kitale
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2012

location is right down town in the busy part of nairobi old railway engine to see with a small number of old railways

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