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“needs to take care” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Railway Museum

Railway Museum
Uhuru rd, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
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Ranked #15 of 43 attractions in Nairobi
Type: Specialty Museums
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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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“needs to take care”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

the govt. should take care of the heritage that they have and make it a more tourist base for the people

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Nairobi, Kenya
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“Informative, exciting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

Good history on the Kenyan railway and its beginnings. Perfect for a historical/educational trip. quite informative contrary to belief.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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“With all their history you expect more”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

But as this is a private venture you can only commend them for what they have achieved thus far. Worth a visit.

Visited July 2011
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scottsdale, arizona
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“Genuine history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012

The staff was so charming and gave us personal tour for free. Even showed us original photographs that were not on display.
My husband is a train buff and even though this museum is dusty and old, well, so are the trains, we stayed there for 4 hours. Just fascinating if you have any interest at all in the history of Kenya.

Visited February 2012
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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“Learn about the Lunatic Express”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

One of Nairobi less visited landmarks, the Railroad Museum is not easy to find, but it's worth the effort. The collection of memorabilia from the early part of the last century tells a fascinating story about the way the early settlers lived, adapted, and sometimes perished as they moved in to the wilderness of East Africa.

Learn a bit about the infamous lions of Tsavo. Check out the rail car where a lion hunter took an ill-timed nap. Discover some of the amazing engineering feats that were required to build the railway. If you like browsing through great-great-great grandpa's attic, this is the place for you.

Visited October 2011
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