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Address: Uhuru rd, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
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Nairobi Railway Museum - Spoorweg museum Nairobi

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 15, 2012
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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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Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

This small, out of the way museum was a lot of fun. Great for kids who may clamber over old engines and cars. Great story about building the railway and man eating lions!

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

hospitality of staffs, visiting the museum reminds me of old days where i was no born this give me an opportunity to learn how our grandparents did good work, the government also tried to preserve and conserve this heritage for future.

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Calne, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

This place is barely hanging on in museum terms. It is tiny, just over one floor. I think the girl on the door was also the janitor and curator! But it is truly fascinating and what is packed into the small space is amazing, with everything from the pioneers of the railways in Kenya - from the man eating lion... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

Rather out of the way, near the Nairobi train terminus. Well laid out, with nice historical displays. Railway buffs should not miss.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

If you are a history buff and want to know more about the origin of Nairobi then this is the place to be. The museum traces the history of Uganda railway, also knows as the iron snake and how halfway point came to be Nairobi. The photos are fantastic and there are literally hundreds of artifacts in the museum itself.... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

the govt. should take care of the heritage that they have and make it a more tourist base for the people

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