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Nairobi National Museum

#7 of 125 things to do in Nairobi Features Animals
Museum Hill, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
+254 20 3741641
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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 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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Museum Hill, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
+254 20 3741641
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Reviewed March 31, 2016

When we arrived, we were told we weren't allowed in as they had an important visitor. No apology. We went to explore the "botanical garden" which was a bitter disappointment. Passed the time with a coffee in the cafe which was decent. When we finally...More

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Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

Interesting museum about the history of man kind and Kenyas people. A must see museum if you are near by. Dont bother bying tickets for the snake park!

Thank Navitas
Reviewed March 31, 2016

This Museum is a great place to learn more about Kenya's history, culture and wildlife. We got offered a free guide but decided to walk through at our own pace. I really enjoyed it, especially the "Circle of life" part.

Thank chrisnani
Reviewed March 29, 2016 via mobile

The visit date was 28th March 2016. It's ok but I feel it could be better. Some displays were empty some items were not labelled and in the main hall where there's a big weighing scale that let's you know which animal your weight equates,...More

Thank NinaGShiku
Reviewed March 28, 2016

I spent half of a Saturday here. Very cool to see the ancient skulls and history of Kenya (fairly unbiased telling). Temporary exhibit of female Kenya painters was a treat. Nice ground for a stroll after excellent pork chop lunch.

Thank M R K
Reviewed March 28, 2016

The museum was bigger than I expected and very informative. I liked that it covered so much - Kenya History, animals, and art.

Thank Alsymm05
Reviewed March 27, 2016 via mobile

This is a must see place of ever you're in Nairobi. In hindsight, I would have opted for a guided tour but learned a lot all the same through one of my local mates. I got to learn a lot about Kenya, the people and...More

Thank Tedd K
Reviewed March 24, 2016

We have gone to this museum several times and taken visitors over theyears. It heps get a grasp on life in Kenya as well as learning something about the history of the country. I enjoyed the bird exhibit as well as the diarama ofwildlife.

Thank WilliamJDLewis
Reviewed March 23, 2016

The most interesting exhibit in the Nairobi National Museum is the origins of man which shows the relationship between humans and apes. It is particularly striking to see how close we are genetically to chimps!

Thank Susan P
Reviewed March 23, 2016

Not sure what I was expecting, but this museum exceeded my expectations. The guide was new, yet very informative. She enjoyed my banter & my lack of ability to speak Kiswahili correctly. :-) I ended up spending more time there than expected. The Kenyan history...More

Thank TyTramom
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Response from PappyManson | Reviewed this property |
The shops and the restaurants do take all types of credit cards.
September 1, 2016|
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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
February 21, 2016|
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Response from Nadina Y | Reviewed this property |
You don't have to book beforehand, we just walked up and bought tickets. That was our experience anyways.