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Nairobi National Museum

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Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Nairobi National Museum Admission Ticket
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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
+254 20 3741641
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed March 13, 2010

A lovely outing on a Saturday afternoon at the National Museum. The gorgeous gardens are well manicured, and the museum itself is beautiful. The entrance fee of 800 KES (8EUR) is worth the trip. Some of the exhibits are a bit dated and worn, and...More

6  Thank Jakob G
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed July 23, 2004

If you want to see stuffed animals and birds this is the place to go. All of Kenyas wildlife has been stuffed and mounted over the years. There's quite a bit of tribal paraphanalia. Everything is looking a bit worn and old... but then most...More

6  Thank Exploration1517
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place to visit, it was very interesting to learn about the history of Kenya and to see the animal exhibits. Make sure to also visit the snake park.

Thank Hannah W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is still a favorite place to visit. The exhibits are good and we had a lot of fun. Make sure to visit the snake park for those who like them. A good day spent there

Thank Grace W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is certainly a great place to visit just like any major museum in a major city. While I love the mix of natural and historical exhibits on display, I think it's time for a sprucing up, re-imaging, integration of modern-day technologies to bring the...More

Thank UkrainianinAfrica201
Reviewed October 10, 2018

Since we had just come off a safari, we were not too keen to see more giraffes and elephants so we chose three attractions in Nairobi to fill up our waiting time for our late night flight home. We chose the National Museum, Kazuri Bead...More

Thank 684Traveller2014
Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

Nice place to spend 2 hrs +. ( can spend much longer, Depends on your taste) The residents entry is at 600 KSH each( alien card etc) You see the political history, education, railways, geography, human and animal history. It has art and craft too....More

Thank Pankaj_Sootha
Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

Now this is something else! Think animals, think political history, think art, think the history of mankind! It’s all there! The exhibition on the archeological finds is most impressive. Why didn’t I come here as a pupil? I finally got to meet homo erectus!

Thank PeeKarugaba
Reviewed October 6, 2018

It was good to learn Kenya's history, and see the different species of birds and wildlife ... great for families... easy tour around museum , not heavy with information . You can go at your own pace

Thank Belinda G
Reviewed October 4, 2018

We loved our day at the museum! We expected to stay 2 hours and stayed the entire day. They have a wonderful large permanent bird exhibit of East African birds and the history of Kenya permanent exhibit is also excellent. We learned so much. Great...More

Thank Eloise-Marie L
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

There was so much to see. The cafe on site was great too. The reptile and aquarium displays were excellent. I wish I would have had more time to spend in all the exhibits. I would love to visit again next time I’m in Nairobi.

Thank Angie H
Reviewed September 30, 2018

don't be put off by the nay sayers - this is a good collection. I especially enjoyed the bird section and the history of Kenya - in particular the history of independence. the snakes I could take or leave, mainly because we had most of...More

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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
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Response from Anna B | Reviewed this property |
Standard KWS cost is ksh 600 for a local, ksh 1200 for a resident (a foreigner with valid kenyan residence) and ksh 1800 for a tourist. For any extra activity i.e guided tour, you may be charged more For confirnation, check... More