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“enlightening” 5 of 5 stars
Review of National Archives

National Archives
Moi Avenue | P.O. Box 49210, Nairobi, Kenya (Nairobi Central Business District)
254-20-2228959
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Ranked #23 of 43 Attractions in Nairobi
Type: History Museums, Libraries
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Owner description: This centrally located collection contains historic photographs, Kenyan crafts and paintings.
Nairobi, Kenya
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“enlightening”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012

for historian buffs, this is the place to go,neetly arranged and well coordinated

Visited October 2011
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Nairobi, Kenya
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“LIBRARY”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2012

This is a place where they have stored books and tapes for what has been happening to the country. (History store)

Visited December 2011
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Nairobi, Kenya
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“ART WORK AT ITS BEST”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2012

I dare say that this building makes you forget that you are in the middle of the central business district. once you enter those doors, the calm serene air that greets you wants you to know more about the art work on display.

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Fargo, North Dakota
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“This is a funky place with more cultural artifacts than the National Museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2012

Go to the National Museum to learn about the general cultural practices, the animals, and to see the art. Then, o here to see more of the cultural artifacts of its different groups. It's inexpensive and relaxed, so it's good to have a guide go around and tell you the significance of the different artifacts (and give that guide a decent tip if that person does a good job). It's not a huge place, but it is interesting, inexpensive, and near the city center, so it's a great way to start to learn about what Dr. Wangari Maathai called the "Micronations" of Kenya.

Visited January 2012
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“A must see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2012

It has lovely history. Not just of Kenya but also of other African countries like Ethiopia, Uganda and a host of African countries. If you are a stamp collector, you will love whats available. The rich african culture in dress, weaponry and the sculptures are so breath taking. The Late Murumbi, one of Kenya's former vice presidents did an excellent job in collecting whats found in the archives. I also loved the research library upstairs for those who want to do a lot of research, material is available.

Visited January 2012
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