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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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Not such a big museum but overall good facilities and informative

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Ramona S
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The museum was very interesting. It has a good history of Kenya, a good section on the evolution of humans, East African animals, a very extensive bird section and for a small additional fee you can go to the adjoining snake park. It covers a bit about everything and I'm happy that it was my first stop on my visit... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nairobi National Museum is primarily a natural history museum, with a great collection of animals, birds and prehistoric man. The museum has a cast of Ahmed the elephant, which was famous in the 1970s due to its long tusks - the elephant was provided with protection by forest rangers as a direct message to poachers. The animal's actual skeleton also... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Gives a good overview of the history of Kenya and makes a good start of get to know Kenya. Restaurant next to the museum is good. The museum itself is dark and the building is not very new. Some exhibition were very up to date while others were less.

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Thank Thirze H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Entrace fee is 600 ksh for a Kenyan Citizen, 1200 for a Kenyan Resident and 1800 for a Tourist. They have artefacts that detail the history of Kenya, from the tribes to the animals and wildlife. They also have a snake park, with live snakes in it and explanation plaques. Their is a guide to offer further information about locations... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice museum covering the history, people, and animals of Kenya. The bird section alone was somewhat mind boggling. If you are headed into town, make time for a 1-2 hour stop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Noticed that most people visiting the museum missed the must-see Hominid Skull Room, self-described as ‘the single most important collection of early human fossils in the world’.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

the site has a series of different attractions and i happened to enjoy the snakes available at the snake park there are different species and holific nature trail....

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The place can be visited by the whole family,It is open Monday to Sunday even on public holidays between 8:30 am and 5:30 pm(Kenyan time) The boards have both English and Kiswahili translations to access the Museum for The admission fee for residents (within East Africa) the rate will only be applicable when one has any of the following documents:have... More 

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