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National Archives

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Address: Moi Avenue, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone Number: 254-20-2228959
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This centrally located collection contains historic photographs, Kenyan...

This centrally located collection contains historic photographs, Kenyan crafts and paintings.

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If you have been to other National Museums in big countries such as Australia, this cannot compare... in terms of standard. However, i saw this museum 20 years ago and I saw it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Lorraine H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have been to other National Museums in big countries such as Australia, this cannot compare... in terms of standard. However, i saw this museum 20 years ago and I saw it last year and believe me, there have been great changes, worth a visit. Well kept.

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Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

National Archives in CBD Nairobi can be easily missed and walked by. I recommend at least a quick peak in, it will give you interesting information of few key persons in Kenyan history as well as a good peak into different tribes and areas of interest (stamps, arts etc.)

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Thank Cheeriop
Gravesend, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

outside the building were gangs, there was a monument, with stagnant super drinking water. entry fee was taken, then told the place would be closed in 15mins, the lights were already turned off, staff were rude and could not care less, prior to that we were warned to 'carry light' love the welcome and the intimation its a good test... More 

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Thank Barbie B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The building itself holds much history as it hosted the bank In Nairobi known as Bank of India then the First Kenyan commercial bank then today it holds in its beauty historical artifacts and happenings. Its great to visit if you are in town for a short visit or want to stretch a muscle since it is in the centre... More 

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Thank Chinkufake
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Apart from housing Murumbi's Collections that give an insight to some African art and cultures the second floor gives you an in depth look into the Kenyan Political and Historical landscape. It's quite an interesting place to visit both with friends or for a solo visit.

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Thank Valerie N
Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is an excellent place for any person seeking to know about Kenya's colonial past. The attendants, old as the archives that they attend to, are very helpful. You can find most of the colonial era administrative reports and other documents that cannot be found anywhere else. The Murumbi Collection is also excellent.

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Thank JoshuaKembero
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

The name "National Archives" doesn't really do justice to this museum. They have quite a few beautiful sculptures and pieces of tribal art.

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Thank ReviewFromTanja
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

Its the one stop center for all those who are all about the quest for the history of Kenya and all that is dated before.

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Thank Lorenza J
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

Enough - not too little nor too much - art, history, political history. About an hour visit is just the right amount of time to spend in one place in this heat. Entrance fee of usd 2 is also manageable. :)

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Thank Petra Y
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016

This attraction is located in the heart of Nairobi on Moi Avenue. Cost is $2 for non resident. The center contains lots of cultural items from traditional African tribes. Its also pays homage to Kenya leaders during the struggle for independence as well as key figures in the history of Kenya.

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