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Address: Uhuru rd, Nairobi 00200, Kenya

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The railway museum in Nairobi is a charming museum. It gives an impression of railways in the era when rail travel was the major way of transport on land. Engines are on show as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 12, 2014
peter m
Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands
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Dakar, Senegal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Liked the historical artifacts inside and all the old trains outside. The guide was knowledgeable about the construction and history of building this railroad spanning from one end of Africa to the other.I enjoyed exploring the train from one of my favorite movies "Out of Africa." Lots of locomotives to visit. A must stop if you love trains

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Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

The railway museum in Nairobi is a charming museum. It gives an impression of railways in the era when rail travel was the major way of transport on land. Engines are on show as well as carriages and all kind kind of paraphernalia (seats, cutlery, technical equipment etc). An attractive extra is the geocache trail set out in the museum... More 

1 Thank peter m
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

This place is a little out of the way and definitely not your normal well set up slick museum, but considering that Nairobi owes its existence to the Mombasa - Uganda railway, if you're into history, trains or both then this is a must. The museum is a jumble of random artifacts from the pioneer days of East Africa, with... More 

1 Thank Wandering_Saffa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Lot's of interesting things in the museum, but it's not upgraded. Lot's of cars and locomotives are spread out without any explanation and not very well maintained. A guide is a necessity :)

1 Thank bjois
Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

This is still a very inteesting place to visit. The collection of the past, history and the present is available. I ended up going to the National Archives to buy te book about the railway construction from Monbasa to Uganda.... If you like history....there is more for you to se and hear...

1 Thank Sofie13
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

The museum is a little off the beaten track but worth the visit. A must is the informative talk from the curator at the beginning of your visit, it is not only incredibly interesting but it helps to understand what many of the items in the museum are about. It was enlightening to know the 'Lunatic Line' was being built... More 

1 Thank trudyoz
Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Its a Nice place to visit , if you love history . informative Guides that you can hire so cheaply . Nice old days locomotives which you wont find in service today, to take your pic with. We went in with one of our visiting friends and liked being there.

1 Thank Asim S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Well worth visiting - those visionary no limits Victorians - why not build a railway rising 5000 feet thru Lion infested lands

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

This museum is one of place in Nairoby which you have to see! It is interesting for people who are interesting for raiways history.

Thank Igor N
Kristiansand, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013 via mobile

I went to the Railway museum with my uncle, sister and two friends. I found it interesting learning about the history, former presidents in East-Africa and working conditions for those who where building the railway line. We went inside the old trains, and took pictures of the old equiments, chairs and so on. For those who like learning about history... More 

Thank Peninah K

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