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“Nairobi Treasured Museum” 4 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 #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.
dallas
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“Nairobi Treasured Museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

First stop after breakfast. Admission for a non resident is 200 shillings. You will need a minimum of one hour to do justice to all that is here. History buffs will appreciate the numerous collections of documents and photos, with many of the figures still alive today. The various tribes are well represented with sculptures, wood carvings, and other materials. The second floor will delight the stamp buffs and it is up here that you might need more time to hunt for the first air mail stamps to Kenya, among others. The building itself adds to the fun if discovery.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
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“Visit the Nairobi National Archives”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

The place is good to visit and it's right at the heart of Nairobi. If one wants to study more about Kenyan history and politics, that's the place to go. It's very near the monument of the late Tom Mboya, a real hero in Kenyan early history.

Visited August 2013
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Roodepoort, South Africa
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“Worthwhile excursion”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

I walked to the National Archives from the Intercontinental. The displays offer a detailed picture of Kenya, its people and the culture. Make sure you go there

Visited October 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“A thorough museum, but pretty basic in terms of presentation”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

The museum is interesting but you really have to take some time to go through and read all the little details to get most out of it. The presentation is fairly basic and wouldn't be engaging for someone not willing to commit the time and effort to digging around a bit. Would only recommend if you've got some time and are eager to do a little research on your own. If you put in the effort though you'll be pleasantly rewarded with some interesting stories and information and some fascinating artefacts.

Visited January 2013
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Blyth, United Kingdom
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“Great excursion”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

This is a really great 'must see' as it really gives you an insight into this great country. All the staff were very pleasant and made us feel very welcome.

Visited August 2013
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