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“Wonderful art collection” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Nairobi Gallery

Nairobi Gallery
Nairobi SW2 4DN, Kenya
+254 020 216566
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Ranked #8 of 43 attractions in Nairobi
Type: Art Galleries
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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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5 attraction reviews
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“Wonderful art collection”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

This is one place that captivated me.The art collections done by Mr. Murumbi-kenya's 2nd vice president is the biggest art collection by a private individual in Africa!..here you find timeless fabric designs and artwork from all over Africa.The art gallery is situated at 0km meaning that this is where Nairobi began!..a very skilled team of tour guides takes you through a very educative show around the gallery!.don't miss it while you are in Nairobi-and yes,they also partake a city walk sightseeing tour!

Visited November 2013
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Nairobi, Kenya
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3 reviews 3 reviews
“Awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Totally Impressed by the art collections i saw while the Nairobi. The Murumbi African Heritage Collections are priceless.

Visited November 2013
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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“MURUMBI THE GREATEST AFRICAN ART COLLECTOR”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

For a long time, The Nairobi gallary to was just an old collonial which sound improttant and needs to be conserved after all it is 100 years old. but I realy like what the Murumbu Trust has done to the place; it is not just some old building anymore it is the home of African arts collected by Josheph Murumbi.

For those who value African art, masks, old books and the general history of the continent this is the place to go. A guide is optional but I recomend to take one.

Visited October 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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“Worth it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

This is a small gallery in an old and historic building. The gallery is only a few rooms, but each is jam-packed with amazing pieces. Currently the gallery is home to the Joseph Murumbi collection which is a must -see. It includes stunning jewelry from his wife's collection and furniture from their home. The gallery also houses some beautiful paintings and sculptures from African artists. Well worth a visit.

Visited November 2013
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Nairobi, Kenya
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“What a gem and a hidden treasure in Nairobi's CBD”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

This gallery currently hosts artifacts from across Africa collected by post independence foreign affairs minister and second Vice President. During his travels, he collected lots of art, over 500k stamps and other rich cultural collections. The guide, in our case Felix, was very knowledgeable making the 2 hour tour a joy and enriching.

Kenya's point zero is located here ( where all distances in the country are measured from)

Come prepared to walk through this building which is no more than 250 sq meters

Visited October 2013
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