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Nairobi National Museum

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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...more
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Museum Hill, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
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Reviewed yesterday

This is an excellent museum with excellent guides It will give you a thorough background on Kenya and its tribes--without being deadline. When you go out into Kenya you will have a much better understanding of what you are experenicing

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Robin A
Reviewed 3 days ago

From this museum I've learnt a lot about the history of Kenyan people and wildlife. The wide range of wildlife species especially birds was very educative, most of this birds I have never seen elsewhere.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The museum is modern and eclectic, showing different faces of the history of Kenya from the origins to modern days and includes a vast collection of stuffed birds, but avoid the snake part, pathetic.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a very good museum right in the middle of Nairobi. The stuff on display was really interesting things. Perhaps the most interesting one is the one about the origin of Homo Sapiens, which was originated in this region. This museum has a very...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kevin S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Its one of the most informative places at Nairobi about Kenya , Culture , Animals and the human race . 1200 kenyan Shillings is cost for Both National Museum and Snake Park which is co-located . My suggestions pl take a guide from the reception...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank dvdjakli
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A nice place to spend a few hours. The museum is large and at the outset you can opt for a guide if you wish. If not, you a free to wander around freely. The museum wasn't busy when we went and was fairly peaceful....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 5 days ago

There are 1300 types of birds in Kenya. There is a very good collection at the National Museum and the history of this young nation really becomes to live in the Museum.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank KMAndresdottir
Reviewed 6 days ago

Amazing and informative. Museums are always a great way to learn about culture and history of a place/country.

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank PillarZee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

With some time to kill in Nairobi, we visited the museum. Fantastic facility. Learned so much, and the displays were very informative. The vast number and types of collections was impressive. The staff were helpful and friendly. I was very pleased to see that the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank candid499
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although I did not visit inside of the museum being late at the place, I attended a special programme arranged outside of the museum. We were welcomed by tribal men and women at the entrance and also we could see a nice performance from them....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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November 28, 2018|
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Response from Kimberly S | Reviewed this property |
Possibly not as All prices are written in kenyan shillings, and we had already exchanged our money over and paid in shillings... sorry I am not super helpful.
March 18, 2018|
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Response from xperience1 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there's ample parking space for visitors. They have security guards watching over vehicles and visitors, so I'm confident its safe
April 12, 2017|
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Response from jamtulacz | Reviewed this property |
yes- was there in Jan 2018 and do accept card payments