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Nairobi National Museum

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Address: Museum Hill, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
Phone Number: 254-20-3741641
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The Nairobi National Museum is the flagship brand for the National Museums...

The Nairobi National Museum is the flagship brand for the National Museums of Kenya. Located on Museum Hill, the museum showcases Kenya's rich Heritage with four distinct themes representing Kenya's Culture, Nature, History and Contemporary Art.Other attractions within the compound include the Snake Park and Botanical Gardens as well as a State of the Art Auditorium that occasionally hosts concerts, film shows and other events.Dining and shopping facilities await you after your tour with us in our commercial wing. Enjoy your visit with us at the National Museum.

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Interesting and educational

Good range of exhibits - historical, and if you are into taxidermy there are a great many stuffed animals and birds. Admission is 1200 Kenyan shillings. It is located behind the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Mombasa, Kenya
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Mombasa, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good range of exhibits - historical, and if you are into taxidermy there are a great many stuffed animals and birds. Admission is 1200 Kenyan shillings. It is located behind the university.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited this museum during a business trip while in Nairobi. Really informative museum, staff is friendly and we had a very nice guide to show us around. There are a lot of interesting exhibits that show the history of Kenya.

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Medford, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were happy to find Lucy's skeleton there, as well as many of the Leaky finds. There are numerous ancient bones from man and beast alike. There are many taxidermied animals and birds and full scale replicas of Elephant, giraffe, etc. Some of the displays have great appeal to adults and children. There is an optional live snake area with... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a lovely museum with many interesting things. I particularly enjoyed the photo exhibition but this is not a permanent feature. Seems a bit dilapidated though and can do with a serious cash injection.

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very big museum, interesting for several hours. The part of the museum dedicated to Kenya´s history is excellent and very impressive; the best museum in Nairobi.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is interesting if you want to gain an understanding of Kenya on a cultural, historical, and political view. We were glad it was open on a Monday, as most museums close on that day. We thoroughly enjoyed all of the rooms, mainly the early hominid skulls and the East African bird room. Easy to get to in a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is GREAT. I really enjoyed my time at this museum and felt that it had a lot of different exhibits. Seeing Lucy's bones was breathtaking. I took a picture of my 5 year old next to the exhibit and she didn't quite understand why it was so cool.... some day, she will :)

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Muscat, Oman
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not very big.its okay.kind of time pass.nothing very impressive.may b kids would like with regards to prehistoric

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I wasn't expecting much from this visit. But this museum is amazing in the collection of human fossils dating back 2.7 million years. A great documentation of the evolution of mankind. A definite visit if youre in Nairobi

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A museum in the old style, but fabulous to compare all the indigenous wildlife. A treat to visit the centre of Nairobi. Tourists shouldn't be afraid.

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