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“Excellent African Artefact Museum” 5 of 5 stars
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National Archives
Moi Avenue | P.O. Box 49210, Nairobi, Kenya (Nairobi Central Business District)
254-20-2228959
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Ranked #20 of 42 Attractions in Nairobi
Type: History Museums, Libraries
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Owner description: This centrally located collection contains historic photographs, Kenyan crafts and paintings.
Luanda, Angola
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“Excellent African Artefact Museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

The name of this place is a misnomer. You go to see the African Art collection of a former politician who bequeathed his art to the museum. Very interesting masks and other objects from all over Africa. Small but interesting. They sell the last ticket at 4:30 PM but are happy to let you look around until 5:30 PM.

Visited November 2012
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“A good pictoral history of Kenya”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

A good cultural and historical exposure to Kenya in 2 floors.
The archives are located in downtown Nairobi, opposite the Hilton Hotel.

Visited January 2012
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Nakuru, Rift Valley, Kenya
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“archives trip”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

the lighting is poor and no guide available for any info. the display is dirty and unkempt. some of the displays look vandalized. assistance sought was not forthcoming.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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“Excellent and exciting history.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

What is this I hear about Kenya?What is the history behind the East African countries?Where can I find more information concerning African communities?What shaped Kenya and the rest of Africa to be what it is today? I need to know more about the Kenyan communities.Where can I find all this information and much more?..Ans:The Kenya National Archives

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“have to visit the museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

National Archives is a beautiful building in city center . It has rich history. Not just of Kenya but also of other African countries like Ethiopia, Uganda and Tansania. If you are a stamp collector, you will love whats available.

Visited August 2012
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