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“Murumbi gallery is really cool”
Review of Nairobi Gallery

Nairobi Gallery
Ranked #27 of 127 things to do in Nairobi
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Reviewed March 12, 2014

Spent 4 hours at the gallery checking out the artefacts in the Murumbi gallery. The museum guide was quite helpful and informative. There are several rooms in this house that detail Murumbi's life. They have not put the stamps on show but there are many other artefacts that are original. The cloths from around Africa are really beautiful, the model of his living room and his collections are quite interesting. There is a collection of old original books, coins, beads and even tribal weapons. Very interesting gallery.

3  Thank Martin_Wahogo
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Reviewed December 5, 2013

We were lucky enough to get Alan Donovan as our guide because one of his friends was there at that moment. What an interesting man who put everything into context.

The building lends itself to the thematic nature of the collections, including the modern art for sale room which we understood will only ever have the best artists of the moment on a rotating basis.

An hour and a half just flew by and we came away with a much better understanding of just how little old art still exists. I was fascinated by the Venetian glass and it's monetisation.

Don't forget to tell your driver, if you have one, that there is private parking and a separate entrance past the no entry road sign.

2  Thank markghardy
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Reviewed November 28, 2013

This is one place that captivated me.The art collections done by Mr. Murumbi-kenya's 2nd vice president is the biggest art collection by a private individual in Africa!..here you find timeless fabric designs and artwork from all over Africa.The art gallery is situated at 0km meaning that this is where Nairobi began!..a very skilled team of tour guides takes you through a very educative show around the gallery!.don't miss it while you are in Nairobi-and yes,they also partake a city walk sightseeing tour!

1  Thank Rasheed M
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Reviewed November 26, 2013

Totally Impressed by the art collections i saw while the Nairobi. The Murumbi African Heritage Collections are priceless.

1  Thank 915Felix_T2013
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

For a long time, The Nairobi gallary to was just an old collonial which sound improttant and needs to be conserved after all it is 100 years old. but I realy like what the Murumbu Trust has done to the place; it is not just some old building anymore it is the home of African arts collected by Josheph Murumbi.

For those who value African art, masks, old books and the general history of the continent this is the place to go. A guide is optional but I recomend to take one.

1  Thank Tiony T
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