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“Beautiful 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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$75*
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Nairobi City Tour
Ranked #7 of 94 things to do in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Mola di Bari, Italy
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22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Beautiful Museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Do not you think you find a museum so well done in Africa, His padigloioni are well lit but mostly filled with exhibition material. Beautiful dioramas illustrative and admire beautiful animals and stuffed birds. The pavilion of human evolution, then, well made ​​and well taken care of.
A must for those who come to Kenya

Visited September 2012
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Perth, Australia
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Brilliant!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

You can feel the age in this place but it doesn't mean it's not an amazing way to spend the afternoon. Information is abundant and there is such a great variety of prehistoric human and modern Kenyan history. It's also an amazing oppurtunity to get up close and personal with some of the rarer animals of Africa like the aardvark or caracal in the Great Hall of Mammals.

Visited August 2013
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Geneva
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Room to improve”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

One can see the Turkana boy. Otherwise, nothing worth noting. They can do much better considering Kenya's richeness

Visited June 2013
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PlanetLodger
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“great”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

fantastic.
it was nice to be there and see it.

great fine scenery, great people.

recommend it to anybody. will go there again.

Visited January 2013
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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Oddly old fashioned”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

A beautiful building that presents a strangely sterile view of Kenya history and wildlife. Full of stuffed animals and static displays and cavernous empty rooms it suggests an overseas "aid" project that never carried through. I got lucky and followed an excellent guide with a bunch of people from Hong Kong. The most interesting thing was a very poorly made but nevertheless riveting documentary of interviews with ex Mau Mau freedom fighters. It was stridently pro-Kenyan and anti-British, but none the worse for that.

Visited July 2013
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