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Nairobi National Museum

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Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 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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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

Thank kikizaza1
Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

There is a nice exhibit on the tribes of Kenya, and early history up through present. There is also an exhibit on early man, and the bond of a boy found to be about 1.9 million years old. Upstairs there are paintings by Joy Adamson...More

Thank ImeldaMario
Reviewed September 25, 2018

We visited on our first day in Nairobi. You have the option for a guide, which we took. (just tip at the end) This was an incredible introduction to Eastern Africa. The cradle of mankind, the animals, 1300+ birds. It was so helpful for us...More

Thank EHStravels
Reviewed September 25, 2018

Really loved visiting here. I gave myself 2 hours but you need more to browse. Loads of information to read. Snake park ok(ish) but very sad to see some snakes in small enclosures with nothing but leaves. The museum is well worth a visit as...More

Thank annie3peaks
Reviewed September 20, 2018

Don't forget to visit this museum and learn about the history of this beautiful country. You can understand much more about the Kenya's history, people, culture, tradition or art being there. My son was so excited to see the artifacts from the men evolution, and...More

Thank Joanna P
Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile

The section on human evolution was quite good but the rest save for the skeleton of a very large elephant was a bit of a let down. I was also disappointed that we were given a guide despite not wanting or requesting one.

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Reviewed September 17, 2018

the museum is well located and easy to find. it has a rich story of man's and Kenya's early years and gives detailed explanations at each attraction. there is also a snake park that is teaming with different types of snakes and reptiles.

Thank ngethepm
Reviewed September 17, 2018

This museum was very interesting and well laid out. Exhibits were well lit and descriptive placards were easy to read and provided excellent information and background for each item on display.

Thank Latonia G
Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

Having a few hours free, I decided to visit the museum and good decision it was. Other than a very extensive display of the local fauna, I found of high interest the displays of the prehistoric human remains. Also enlighting the show of tribal parafernalia...More

Thank Aurel P
Reviewed September 14, 2018

We were reccomended to visit the Nairobi National Museum by a staff member at Kwhaze Bed and Breakfast (great place to stay!) and have to say that the museum took us by surprise it was way above any expectations we had. We spent half a...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