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Railway Museum
Uhuru rd, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
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Ranked #17 of 43 attractions in Nairobi
Type: Specialty Museums
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Montreal, Canada
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“The best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

If you are a history buff and want to know more about the origin of Nairobi then this is the place to be. The museum traces the history of Uganda railway, also knows as the iron snake and how halfway point came to be Nairobi. The photos are fantastic and there are literally hundreds of artifacts in the museum itself. Then outside, you can see some of the original locomotives, including the one that Lyall was killed in by a lion. In another area there are loads of decommissioned passenger trains most of which date back to the 1950s, that you can wander through. Unfortunately, due to budget constraints these trains have seen better days.and their interiors are rather shabby.
All in all, no visit to Nairobi should be without seeing the railway museum. Admission price is very reasonable and the staff are extremely helpful.

Visited January 2012
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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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“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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