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Address: Uhuru rd, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
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not hard to find with a taxi, not well maintained and no guide but otherwise it was still worth my time and money, it is hard to find such museums and they can definitely improve... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed July 31, 2014
Ahmed R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

not hard to find with a taxi, not well maintained and no guide but otherwise it was still worth my time and money, it is hard to find such museums and they can definitely improve it but it has 100 years old trains in which you can jump inside and smell the history

1 Thank Ahmed R
Stockholm, Sweden
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2014

This is probably one of those museums that you can safely leave for the last day of your stay if you have absolutely nothing else to do or visit it if you live in Nairobi. It is not in a really prominent place and you will need to prepare yourself in advance to go there - it is not something... More 

2 Thank Lillemusen
Nairobi, Kenya
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2014

Good history concerning the establishment of the railway, but they could try and maintain the vehicles. they are worn out and very dirty

Thank isabelamaingi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

If you have ever wanted to go to a museum and have it all to yourself - this is the place. Off the beaten track in Nairobi, for a few dollars you get to clamber all over a range of train cars and locomotives - some in better shape than others. The I went with my 12 year old son... More 

Thank Christopher A
Margate, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2014

Payment to see a ram shackled museum of a bygone era with no personnel,working toilets,guides.explanations or refreshment facilities in down town artisan shanty Nairobi.A complete waste of time to see relics of an industry from a bygone area with no pride of what had been achieved.Do not waste your time trying to find this out of the way place.It's awful... More 

Thank John R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2014

This is such a delight and full of so many surprises. One can wander around old engines and carriages. If you've ever seen "Out of Africa" the train up from Mombassa is all here, some carriages are literally the ones used.

Thank PeterPageGoldsmith
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2014

The museum of the "lunatic railway" - a real gem. View artifacts in the small museum, then climb into the carriages where the ManEaters of Tsavo dragged out a man while he was sleeping. Plus engines of more recent vintage. Great fun for children of all ages.

Thank Amolo N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

My father in law is a steam train enthusiast so when he visited Kenya for the first time we had to visit this place. There were no other visitors when we went, it was rather tricky getting to the museum. The traffic was a nightmare but was worth the wait. The trains are full of character and we were able... More 

Thank Jemima89
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2014

In the cramped area of downtown Nairobi there is a little hidden gem. An amazing space that is crammed, not very well displayed, little museum that shows the history of the East African Railway. It's a but muddled, and jumbled but there are some stand out pieces inside. The railway carriages sit a bit forlorn on the tracks, but you... More 

Thank LondonNisha
Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2014

Sat on the Queens chair! The pictures and artefacts you will see there are simply amazing. You got to go see the trains from the olden days! Entry fee also friendly!

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