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“Make it Part of Your Downtown Tour” 4 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 #16 of 38 Attractions in Nairobi
Type: Libraries, History Museums, Museums
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Owner description: This centrally located collection contains historic photographs, Kenyan crafts and paintings.
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 attraction reviews
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“Make it Part of Your Downtown Tour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

The National Archives, apart from being a record and national literature library, is a collection of African artifacts showing different styles and cultures from all over the continent. As a fan of African ethnography I found it amazing, much more here than you will find in any museum and a with much more variation in regards to region and people.
Add this to your tour of downtown Nairobi, if you are staying at the Hilton then its just opposite the hotel in the old Bank of India building. Entry is 200 Ksh (Tourists) 50 Ksh (Locals) last entry is at 4:30. With so many of the downtown attractions being so close to each other it would be a shame not to include this in you itinerary.

Visited January 2013
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Mola di Bari, Italy
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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“wonderful experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

I have had the opportunity to inspect books and writings dating back over 100 years relating to a particular tribe of Kenya. I found all the historical and geographical information I needed.
Very nice and highly trained and informed.

Visited September 2012
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Mumias
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“A good place to visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

Things are in good state in terms of keeping records , clean, accessible, amble parking, its in town

Visited January 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
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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“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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