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Address: Uhuru rd, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
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Trip down memory lane.

Having read about it I was compelled to go. Great historical information albeit small and looking a bit run down. That said it is a worthy inclusion if you have time to visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2016
Martin C
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Nairobi, Kenya
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Nairobi, Kenya
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14 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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433 reviews
375 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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Thank Sharon S
Nairobi, Kenya
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106 reviews
45 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

Having read about it I was compelled to go. Great historical information albeit small and looking a bit run down. That said it is a worthy inclusion if you have time to visit.

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Thank Martin C
Ngong, Kenya
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

I took some of my Kenyan friends along with me who didn't even know the museum existed. They were pleasantly surprised and we all enjoyed the exhibits (both indoor and outdoor). The history about building the Lunatic Line has always fascinated me. The relief map of Kenya was fun to study and the many engines outside are great. The gentleman... More 

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perth
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77 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

I saw this by chance on a TV program and it looked very interesting so I went and it was,lots of old history and good photos plus all the trains outside to see and go into

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Thank PerthJill
Carlsbad, California
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59 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

If you are near the Nairobi Train Station, this museum is worth spending 1-2 hours. It is located on a back road 200-300 meters from the train station, although there may not be any signs directing you (best to take a taxi). The museum consists of indoor exhibits, and outside train locomotives. In the inside, learn how the British sold... More 

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