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“choo” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Railway Museum

Railway Museum
Uhuru rd, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
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Ranked #28 of 78 things to do in Nairobi
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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“choo”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

Well, all the trains in a poor state of repiar, more of a train grave yard than a museum. Could of had plaques with the trains service history. The indoor exhibit were well laid out, with little nuggets of information everywhere you look. This museum could be so much more!

Visited June 2013
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“Step into the past.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

A wonderful collection of memorabilia and unique locomotives from times past. The history of the railway in East Africa is well documented and explained, and a fascinating story.
This is well worth a mornings visit, and is within easy walking distance of the city centre.

Visited April 2013
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“Charming visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

A great little museum tucked away behind the main train station in the centre of Nairobi but well worth a visit.

Visited February 2013
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“Worth a visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

I may be biased, as I have a family connection to Kenyan Railways, but if you are interested in steam and the development of railways, this is for you. Lots to see. And fun. It is trough a seedy bit of town, so take a cab, and get them to wait. It's worth it.

Visited November 2012
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“Great for railroad buffs....”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

This is a pretty gritty museum located off the beaten path in Nairobi. It has a few interesting displays (the "Out of Africa" loco, the touring seat of Teddy Roosevelt), but this is really only a museum for a railroad enthusiast. Others my find it boring.

Visited February 2013
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