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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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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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$75.00*
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Nairobi City Tour
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$190.00*
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Full-Day National Museum of Kenya, Girrafe Center and Nairobi National Park Tour

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A Lovely Museum, many Impressions

We visited the Museum On a Sunday Afternoon, i think it was a good idea since there was Not that many Visitors and so it was easy to move around, i Must say i was realy impressed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We enjoyed a couple of hours at the National Museum, which is a lovely old building set in a pretty garden. The collections include a unique set of hominid skulls, a fascinating look at cultural aspects of Kenyan life, and a most interesting set of Joy Adamson's paintings of different tribal dress and decoration.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't expect something that compares to other well known museums in different parts of the world like London, Paris, etc. This is a small museum with an interesting variety of galleries and would be good to visit if you have time. You won't miss a lot if you don't. Easy for kids as it's not too big and has lots... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the Museum On a Sunday Afternoon, i think it was a good idea since there was Not that many Visitors and so it was easy to move around, i Must say i was realy impressed since it had Everything to offer Not only Arts, but also i learned alot of Kenyan History, Culture and Wildlife . Definately a... More 

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Thank Patricia T
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love the museum for 2 reasons: -There is a reptile park in the compound -The grounds are big enough for nice walks and group activities and without going into the museun and the snake park, its free. Inside the museum, Great history about East Africa, early man and cultures are well depicted and the guides are friendly with good... More 

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Thank lisette G
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had visited this place and wandered around for about 3 hours. its a very large museum and a huge varities of birds, vultures. SO much informative. for the museum enthusiast, its a good place.

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Even though this park is very close to the city its huge and you'll forget that right away, we did a 4 hour game, with young kids this can be a little bit tricky but our guides made sure we were all engaged and had lots of fun. It was totally worth it, we spotted a black rhino with her... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Middle of the city. If you are nearby you can walk here also. It has the snake park as well as the Botanical garden. you may go to only the museum or only to the snake park. The single ticket for both the attraction will cost about KS 1500. Has a got restaurant and gift shop. It opens everyday from... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I spent hours here reading and looking at artifacts and collections. There is also a decent restaurant and a wonderful gift shop with affordable handicrafts!

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Museum wasn't overly huge but still a worthwhile day trip. We were particularly impressed with the well-thought-out and concise "History of Kenya" feature which gave us a great overview of how modern-day Kenya came to be. As avid bird-lovers we also liked the extensive birds of the region display, however it did appear as though the information may well... More 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I consider it as the best Museum in Africa it is culture and country oriented museum located in the city center of Nairobi City. Brilliant animals and actual materials

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