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“Very interesting place” 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 #21 of 42 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.
London, United Kingdom
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Very interesting place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

I was able to learn about both arts and history of Kenya. The displays of arts and crafts are mostly from West Africa, and this collection are really really impressive. History and politics of Kenya were also exhibited, with story of Tom Mboya.

Visited November 2013
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dallas
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73 reviews 73 reviews
14 attraction reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
“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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10 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“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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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“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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