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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 October 18, 2018

I had not been to the NNM for years. Went back with my kids and found the place renovated. Although a lot of the stuff I'd seen as a child are still present, I felt that the modernisation robbed the place the nostalgic feel I...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Lesoi_Ndoka
Reviewed October 15, 2018

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.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Hannah W
Reviewed October 13, 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Grace W
Reviewed October 13, 2018

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

Date of experience: December 2017
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

Date of experience: October 2018
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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

Date of experience: October 2018
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!

Date of experience: October 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: January 2018
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.

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