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“museum is a museum” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Nairobi National Museum

Nairobi National Museum
Museum Hill, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
254-20-3741641
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Ranked #7 of 38 Attractions in Nairobi
Type: Museums
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Owner description: The Nairobi National Museum is the flagship brand for the National Museums of Kenya. Located on Museum Hill, the museum showcases Kenya's rich Heritage with four distinct themes representing Kenya's Culture, Nature, History and Contemporary Art.Other attractions within the compound include the Snake Park and Botanical Gardens as well as a State of the Art Auditorium that occasionally hosts concerts, film shows and other events.Dining and shopping facilities await you after your tour with us in our commercial wing. Enjoy your visit with us at the National Museum.
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“museum is a museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

the place had really improved and there seems to be more order than a few years ago, also the eating places are ok though on the expensive side, you need to have a little tuck shop or something for students and others who cannot afford to eat at the cafes....food for though

Visited November 2011
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“Great way to preview the country”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

If you travel to Nairobi, go here! It's wonderful and has not only an amazing collection of human fossils but also tells the history of Kenya on the second floor. Very interesting and a good way to familiarize yourself with the country when you arrive. Doesn't take a lot of time to do, you can squeeze it in in a couple hours.

Visited September 2012
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“Amazing if you are interested in the making of human kind”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

The skull displays were amazing. Some parts of the museum needed some attention, especially the displays. The bird display is the biggest I have ever seen and was mesmerizing. Well worth the visit!

Visited September 2012
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“Good historical collection.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

The Naroibi National Museum is a great trip to take to learn about Kenya, its culture and people. The snake park is also on this site, though it could use an upgrade. It had been more than 30 years since I've visited it and would love to see some attention and funding to this part of the museum. Overall, the trip is a must if you are traveling to Kenya for the first time.

Visited October 2011
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“Very interesting and educating.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

I recently visited the museum and enjoyed it very much. Even though it is not a big museum you can find different sections covering Kenyan History and EarlyHuman Discoveries and wild life animals. Museum has two floors. Upper floor has some exhibitions along with history of Kenya. First floor has animal sections and early human findings. Descriptions are detailed enough. There is also a snake park you can also combine. The entrance fee is 400ksh for residents and 800ksh for tourists.

Visited September 2012
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