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Address: Uhuru rd, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
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Takes you back to the era of steam engines

The Railway Museum in Nairobi takes one back to the era of steam engines. Numerous engines are on display here, including the engine that was filmed in the 1985 Oscar winning... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
akshayhiremath
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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Railway Museum in Nairobi takes one back to the era of steam engines. Numerous engines are on display here, including the engine that was filmed in the 1985 Oscar winning movie "Out Of Africa". There is also the original wagon from where an English hunter was dragged out and killed by one of the dreaded man eating lions of... More 

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Nairobi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you live in Nairobi with kids or a train buff then this is worth a visit. If you are a tourist and it's out of your way, then you may not be sorry you didn't make it there. It was cute and the admission includes a guided tour. There is one large room with antique train artifacts and a... More 

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Darwin, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Extensive collection of trains and history from the early development of Kenya railways. Includes extensive range of photos and memorabilia.

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Thank Gej2000
London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Easy to find as its right next to the station a 5 minute walk away. Small museum displaying railway artefacts and an open air display of old steam locos including Garrets. Next to the museum is an artist workshop which is also worth a visit if you like affordable African art

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Thank UKTravelWatch
Nairobi, Kenya
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

We were looking for an attraction we hadn't been to with my friend and stumbled upon pictures and reviews of the Railway Museum. First, not many local natives know it; it seems to be one of those places that people would react like 'Railway Museum? What? Where?'...exactly my reaction too! Well, the beauty is the proximity from the CBD where... More 

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Thank Nelly K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

Although it is old and perhaps needs a bit of TLC I enjoyed my little trip round the museum and the grounds where the old engines and carriages are kept!! Was interesting to see the old photos and old machinery that you can touch and pick up.

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Thank catrionawear
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

If you really need to know the Nairobi city and what led to its growth, this is the place to visit and see and learn how the city came to be and historical happening that shaped the city we know as Nairobi today

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Thank Chinkufake
Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

Firstly place is almost impossible to find with almost no signage to tell you if you are going in right direction and it's not in the best or safest area. When you finally find it and get there well what can you say for 600 shillings you see I room with only really some old photos maps and a few... More 

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Thank Jason S
Nairobi, Kenya
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

The place is maintained well and is quite nice as you learn about the history of the railway in Kenya.

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Thank Karlina O
Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Yes, the Railway museum has some really nice old East African steam Locomotives in the outdoor section and gives interesting insight of the history of the railway network, the construction, the tools used for the passangers etc in the indoor section. Perhaps there might be some new additions of disel engines. Some of the vehicles do not look so old... More 

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