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“Jewel of 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 #9 of 86 things to do in Nairobi
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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.
Amersham, United Kingdom
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“Jewel of a museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

You should definitely visit this excellent museum. There is something for everyone and the gardens are also lovely for a stroll. The cafe serves excellent snacks and is very reasonably priced.

Visited June 2013
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Canberra, Australia
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“Highlight are the Fossils of Early Humans”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

The highlight of the museum are the fossils of early humans. They also have a collection of stuffed specimens of all birds present in Kenya, which is quite impressive. And there is a variety of other stuff on Kenyan history and customs that seemed a bit superficial. The cafe is quite nice overlooking the gardens where you can walk. Price is fairly high for foreigners at 1200 Shillings or $15.

Visited July 2013
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Miami Beach, Florida
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“Worth a trip”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Lots of great taxidermied safari animals. Kids and adults alike would love this. Great artificats/fossils and exhibit on evolution of humans from apes. There is an ajoining snake and reptile park. You can do both in just a few hours. And there is a nice little coffee shop inside.

Visited July 2013
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“Expensive for what you get”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

1200 Shillings for foreigners. The collection itself is decent enough and one can easily spend 1-2 hours wandering around, but it does seem a little overpriced for what you get.

Visited June 2013
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Nairobi, Kenya
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“Needs an update”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

A bit stogy but there is some hope - Displays need a redo and the various art exhibits are not the best in quality. The recent Kanga exhibit needs to be made permanent. Displays are dusty, and the wildlife displays need a bit of a touch up.

Visited June 2013
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