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Railway Museum

Uhuru rd, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
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Uhuru rd, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
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Reviewed April 2, 2015

a great way to understand how this part of Africa was developed. Lots of technical and historical information.

1  Thank Poppaholdfast
Reviewed March 30, 2015

Like a lost pearl in an ocean, for railway enthusiasts the Railway Museum lets you step back in town. It is one of the only museums where you can walk onto the trains and historical engines, right into the cabin from the Man Eaters of...More

3  Thank Oonaemma
Reviewed March 12, 2015

Loved this museum which is chock full of authentic memorabilia and a train yard full of antique engines and carriages that you actually get to board! Kids and adults will love this place equally. Hint: bring along a snack or lunch depending on your visiting...More

1  Thank AliciaPhxtoHK
Reviewed February 24, 2015

The railway Museum is the history of modern Kenya. Nairobi being established as a direct result of the railway. Lots of historic photo's and equipment in the museum showing how life was in the early 1900's and outside some wonderful old locomotives and equipment covering...More

Thank Trevor2009
Reviewed January 11, 2015

The railway museum is an underrated charming place. Although located basically in the heart of Nairobi, this space is extremely calm and peacful, and you will also probably have the museum to yourself. The museum itself is a small space inside, with incredible pictures of...More

3  Thank Danielle D
Reviewed January 3, 2015

The museum has much potential, but needs a major renovation. The outdoor displays are difficult for visitors to see inside because there are no stairs or platforms near the locomotives and railway cars.

1  Thank John C
Reviewed December 1, 2014

The Railway Museum in Nairobi is a nice place to visit is is located within the city center and it is replete with so many railways used during the colonial era, independent period up to the more recent ones. There is entry fee and photography...More

3  Thank kasim717
Reviewed November 22, 2014

We visited this museum today by taxi as it tucked away down a dirt road to the west of the railway station. Open 8am to 5pm at a cost of KSh 400 this was a great way to learn about the development of the railways...More

Thank sellinleeds
Reviewed November 17, 2014

What was to be a one hour or so visit turned out to be a 5 hour fun train. The museum itself is medium sized, and would be considered small by many, but it has more than 100 years worth of history. There is a...More

1  Thank Chicitakenia
Reviewed October 21, 2014

Walking into this quaint museum is like stepping back in time. Displays are done with passion yet dusty. The Man-eaters train front is here as well as many pre-colonial and colonial era bits and bobs. We loved seeing the actual lion claws in a small...More

2  Thank travelhammer
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