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“Memories of the Ghost & The Darkness” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Railway Museum

Railway Museum
Uhuru rd, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
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Ranked #18 of 38 Attractions in Nairobi
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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4 attraction reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Memories of the Ghost & The Darkness”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

With the Ghost and the Darkness being one of my favorite Hollywood movies, we just had to go and see what really happened - and of course ask to hold the actual claw of one of the lions! This was our first time here, and I was very pleasantly surprised, it was both fun and educational.
The guide at the museum was very knowledgeable and gave us a good overview of the history of the railroad. The exhibits were fun to see, and it was a truly an awesome experience to sit in the same railcar where Charles Ryall was hauled away by one of the lions.

Visited May 2013
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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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