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“Need a bit more money spending” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Railway Museum

Railway Museum
Uhuru rd, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
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Ranked #29 of 89 things to do in Nairobi
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Olney, United Kingdom
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“Need a bit more money spending”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

I am not a railway enthusiast but this museum appears to have a vast quantity of locomotives, carriages and memorabilia. The static displays or locomotives look good but could benefit from some and injection of cash to renovate some of them. Still worth a visit

Visited March 2014
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“Kenya Railway Museum”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

The museum offers an island of tranquility in the sea of noise that is Nairobi. You are free to clamber aboard the locomotives and carriages of a bygone era. There are some great stories of colonial era mishaps and adventures from the soldier eaten by a lion to sitting on the front of the train from Mombasa to Nairobi.

Visited January 2014
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“Not a railway fan, but love this place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Having visited, I now understand the colonial history better and how the railroad related to it. I asked for someone to guide me among the cluttered artifacts. The guide was fantastic! On Thursday afternoon we were the only ones there. Very hard to find behind the Polytechnic University and past a restaurant row of typical Kenyan food. Take a taxi.

Visited February 2014
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“Excellent History”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Liked the historical artifacts inside and all the old trains outside. The guide was knowledgeable about the construction and history of building this railroad spanning from one end of Africa to the other.I enjoyed exploring the train from one of my favorite movies "Out of Africa." Lots of locomotives to visit. A must stop if you love trains

Visited January 2014
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“attractive and interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

The railway museum in Nairobi is a charming museum. It gives an impression of railways in the era when rail travel was the major way of transport on land. Engines are on show as well as carriages and all kind kind of paraphernalia (seats, cutlery, technical equipment etc). An attractive extra is the geocache trail set out in the museum and museum grounds. This makes it a real adventure, not just for kids but for adults as well. As you are allowed to climb all engines and carriages it is like an expedition.

Visited January 2014
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