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Nairobi Gallery

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Address: Nairobi SW2 4DN, Kenya
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Gem of a museum

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed July 3, 2016
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Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 dusty, but not too.

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Mombasa
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 visit for both art and non-art lovers - it will change the way you view... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Joanne W
United States
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 the collector was Kenyan so there is a depth, respect, personal attention and experience with... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Rabat, Morocco
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 of the building, quite remarkable, and then let you wander around the rooms. Real jewels... More 

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Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 struck luck meeting tour guide Amos. He also led me later to the African heritage... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2015

Delightful collections. Delightful journey through the art history of Africa. Exquisite. Nearby coffee place, aptly named Point Zero, deepens the experience a lot. Serves the best coffee in the region

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2015

The Nairobi Gallery may not be colossal, it is six rooms in all, you can however take hours absorbing the magnificent collection of artefacts from across Africa, all very well annotated.

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