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“Good historical site” 3 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 #18 of 42 Attractions in Nairobi
Type: History museums, Libraries, Traveler Resources, Museums
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Owner description: This centrally located collection contains historic photographs, Kenyan crafts and paintings.
Toronto, Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
37 attraction reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Good historical site”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

I like the history hidden in books and the old pieces found here. More lighting would do...but anyway being an achieve its allowed.

Visited March 2012
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Reading, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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“a bit more funding, please”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

A lot of interesting objects, but the place does not give them space enough to shine. On the upper floor a rich collection of first-day stamp marks describing various events in the last 70-80 years.

Visited November 2012
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Nairobi, Nairobi Area, Kenya
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“Great history lesseon”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

The Archives show photos and give information about all the various tribes of Kenya and their traditional lives. It's a very informative and educational exhibition.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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“Skip”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

Completely disorganized. Disappointing. If it was not Government funded, I am not sure how it would still survive. However, if you are a researcher, you could scramble through things and find a lot of unorganized but valuable information.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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“An impressive building...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

This is a super location for photographs with the amazing columns and beautiful front door. If you're interested in researching Kenya's early history, this is the place to go (with McMillan Memorial Library running a close second).

Visited December 2012
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