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Address: P.O.Box 597 | Next to Meru County Office, along Meru-Maua Road, Meru National Park 60200, Kenya
Phone Number: 724226228
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Description: Meru museum originated in 1974 in an old historic building that was...
Meru museum originated in 1974 in an old historic building that was vacated by the District Commissioner, whose office it had been since the colonial days. The building housing the Meru museum dates back to 1916. In the colonial era it served as an administrative node in the Mount Kenya region. The museum was a joint effort by the Meru Municipal and County Councils, together with the National Museums of Kenya in creating an attractive and formative center useful to the local people and to visitors. Aspects of the cultural and diverse history of the Meru people are well illustrated by the numerous displays. Two rather unusual amenities of the Meru museum are a garden of indigenous medicinal shrubs and herbs together with a theatre. A compound of traditional huts has been constructed on the grounds, which are included in tours of the museum. An outdoor platform for dancing and musical programs along with sales kiosks complete the exterior construction.
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When in Meru please see this museum. It is like a smaller version of the Nairobi National Museum complete with snake museum - GET A KENYA MUSEUM SOCIETY MEMBERSHIP CARD !!- The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

When in Meru please see this museum. It is like a smaller version of the Nairobi National Museum complete with snake museum - GET A KENYA MUSEUM SOCIETY MEMBERSHIP CARD !!- The indoor exhibits are limited and some of the stuffed animals are in a poor condition. However it gives an impression of the region and it's people. The animals... More 

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Diani Beach, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

First of all , why do I have to review the Meru National Park under "Meru Museum" please add this attraction on its own. Since having visited most of the Kenyan parks we decided to fly north east and visit this park. The first impression was of finding a whole different eco system with drastic changes within few meters. We... More 

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Nairobi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2012

I stayed at this park camping for two nights. This park is listed in the Northern tourism circuit of Kenya. This is a one stop wildlife spot. Here we found all the Big five+; the rolling plains here are ever green with about 14 ample rivers that, most of the flow throughout the year. Furthermore the park is the home... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2011

Meru National Park is a Kenyan Game park located east of Meru, 350 km from Nairobi. Covering an area of 870 km², it is one the famous known parks of Kenya. It has abundant rainfall, 635-762 mm in the west of the park and 305-356 mm in the east. The rainfall results in tall grass and lush swamps, which make... More 

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Address: Address: P.O.Box 597 | Next to Meru County Office, along Meru-Maua Road, Meru National Park 60200, Kenya
Phone Number: 724226228
Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Eastern Province  >  Meru National Park

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