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Nairobi Gallery

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Address: Nairobi SW2 4DN, Kenya
Phone Number: +254 020 216566
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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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 13, 2016
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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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1 Thank Kelsey K
Oslo, Norway
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

It's amazing to see how one man's vision to collect and protect African artifacts, during a time when there was no local support, has borne fruit. The National Gallery has an amazing collection of African artifacts and precolonial materials regarding Africa. It also has an amazing collection of African jewelry. It is easy for this place to be dismissed because... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

This is a real heritage located in the heart of Nairobi, a pretty mansion filled with African arts. I had a great experience there learning about the history and culture of different Kenyan tribes, as well as their jewleries and belonings. Great experience.

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Belgium
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

The Nairobi Gallery costs too much money for non-Kenyans. It is a real shame, for the outside of the building is worth more than its inside. How sad, and what a waste of time.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The houses of the colonial era still reminds Kenyans of how our forefathers struggled to make things better for our nation.

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