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Reviewed 3 days ago

Fascinating museum and the opportunity to walk around and climb into the cab of many illustrious engines. For many, fantasy becomes reality!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Alsacienne
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A little known but hugely enjoyable and informative gem. You'll have to pay a fee when you enter, and note it is more expensive if your aren't a resident. The main building displays the history of the railway, showcasing memorabilia of a bygone age. The...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an old shack with several pictures and worn out or outdated items used for rails or trains. It includes couple of big halls but you can see and climb several old locomotives. It is interesting but is not worth $10 per adult.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 614abdelghanie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For not such an expensive entrance (600 shillings for adult non-resident) you get to learn and see a really interesting (and important) part of Kenyan history. It is very nice to go on the trains, wagons, rooms, and so on. I wouldn't say it's a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank RebecaHeringer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want to clamber unimpeded over some well preserved steam locomotives this is the place for you. There is also some interesting history of the railways in Kenya in the indoor part of the exhibit. We visited on a Sunday afternoon and had the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Alan C
Reviewed December 4, 2018

Very educative and informative, The museum is a very good place to visit for people who love history.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank murad9
Reviewed November 15, 2018

The main collection here is housed in an old railway building and consists of relics from the East African Railway. There are train and ship models, photographs, tableware and oddities from the history of the railway, such as the engine seat that allowed visiting dignitaries...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank OutsideSuburbia
Reviewed October 18, 2018

If you are in to trains this site is for you. Restored examples from the heyday of train travel. Several rooms of memorabilia.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Leanette C
Reviewed October 14, 2018

What a fascinating space to learn more about the history of the "lunatic express" in Kenya. The main museum space is wonderful and informative, would be great if they could work on the back two rooms a bit to repair signs and displays.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank simba432
Reviewed September 25, 2018

Even most expats in Nairobi are unaware of this gem, right in the centre of town. Outside, kids play on the ancient locos and even get to enter the same carriage where the lion nabbed the sleeping policeman many, many years ago. Inside, it is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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