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Nairobi Gallery

Nairobi SW2 4DN, Kenya
+254 20 216566
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Great Art collection

Easily accessible by walking if you are having an overnight stay in Nairobi city hotel. Ideal for... read more

Reviewed July 25, 2016
Nairobi, Kenya
Historical building, very interesting collection. Great display of African art and jewellery.

I don't believe this attraction is publicised well enough. I loved the displays. It is well laid... read more

Reviewed July 25, 2016
Sue E
Adelaide Australia
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Nairobi SW2 4DN, Kenya
+254 20 216566
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Reviewed July 25, 2016

Easily accessible by walking if you are having an overnight stay in Nairobi city hotel. Ideal for travelers interested in a blend of old n contemporary art

Thank muthonindwiga
Reviewed July 25, 2016

I don't believe this attraction is publicised well enough. I loved the displays. It is well laid out and has interest to both men and women visitors. They have a great collection of jewellery and textiles as well as African art. I loved it!

Thank Sue E
Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

I stumbled upon this museum while walking in Nairobi. It's very easy to miss but the staff were eager to welcome me and it was worth the 1000 ksh (non-citizen) to see this collection of jewelry, textiles and misc well described and explained. A bit...More

Thank karendrc13
Reviewed March 30, 2016

The Nairobi Gallery offers a glimpse into arts from different parts of Africa. On exhibition are wood carving, metal/wire, Kisii Sopa Stone sculpures. On show is Kenyan cultural and political heritage. The guides are good and answered all my questions. I would highly recommend a...More

Thank MombasaPathfinder
Reviewed March 29, 2016

I loved the guides they have best information. about Kenya cultures and traditions, the place is clean and has all the old photos one would need to see in relation with Kenyan cultures.

Thank Joanne W
Reviewed March 27, 2016

One of the best small museums I have ever seen. I only had about an hour to spend but learned so much in that time, I am so inspired, I cannot wait for a return visit. I think the beauty lies in the fact that...More

2  Thank PaeanMelody
Reviewed March 13, 2016

Ws here and loved the set up from the location to private secure parking. Parking can be a problem in Nairobi. This one of the places you will find VIP service as a visitor.

Thank Nabnabs
Reviewed March 2, 2016

I was the only visitor today (I checked that in the visitor's book). Yesterday, only one visitor. The private collection of African art of the former deputy president of the country at the time of the independence. The guide kindly explain to you the story...More

1  Thank DVDPM
Reviewed January 24, 2016 via mobile

Small museum, but still plenty of artifacts. You can ask for a private tour guide in most Kenyan museums. My guide was very knowledgeable and informative. My knowledge about Kenyan art and history got a jumpstart. I combined this with the "City Heritage Tour" and...More

Thank 192hannal
Reviewed December 27, 2015

There are a few small rooms that include many art pieces of various media. Although there are many nice artifacts, I was underwhelmed by the small size of the gallery. Regardless, it is worth a visit if you are interested in African art.

1  Thank Kelsey K
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