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Nairobi National Museum
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Owner description: The Nairobi National Museum is the flagship brand for the National Museums of Kenya. Located on Museum Hill, the museum showcases Kenya's rich Heritage with four distinct themes representing Kenya's Culture, Nature, History and Contemporary Art.Other attractions within the compound include the Snake Park and Botanical Gardens as well as a State of the Art Auditorium that occasionally hosts concerts, film shows and other events.Dining and shopping facilities await you after your tour with us in our commercial wing. Enjoy your visit with us at the National Museum.
Nairobi, Kenya
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169 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“Worth the visit”
Reviewed December 30, 2013

Nothing better than the Nairobi national museum to get a good overview of the flora and fauna of Kenya, in addition to the rich history of the country from the prehistoric discoveries to the fight for independence. An afternoon at the museum is time well spent and will help you get the most out of all other attractions the city has to offer.

Visited December 2013
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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“WOW! An Incredible Collection!”
Reviewed December 8, 2013

I had nooo idea the scale of the quality, quantity, and beauty of the museum. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute and wish we had more time to explore it all. I was enthralled by the evolution of man exhibit, as well as the colonial history. Woah... what a brutal past. Then, throw in the natural history aspects, with the many birds and animals, and you have a grand slam of a museum.

Visited November 2013
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Nairobi, Kenya
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Not Worth the Price”
Reviewed December 8, 2013

My husband insisted on visiting the museum for the Cradle of Humanity exhibit, where you can see the skeleton of the Turkana Boy, and it was the only part really worth seeing. The rest of the museum feels more like a curio cabinet, and does not offer a lot of information about anything at all. The staff was also indifferent. It did however seem like they were re-doing parts of the museum, and we might have come at a bad time. But at 1200 KSh each, that was just too much for the little we could see.

Visited November 2013
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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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“Museum worth a visit”
Reviewed December 5, 2013

Spent a few hours at the museum. It was quite expensive to visit as a non- resident but worth the entry fee. We bought a combined ticket which included the rather sorry looking snake park. I wouldn't bother with the snake park if you do visit.

Visited November 2013
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Kensington, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Interesting, but a little dated”
Reviewed December 2, 2013

We spent a few hours at the National Museum and found most ot it very interesting, particularly some of the archaeological exhibits and the exhibit on the history of Kenya. Much of the museum had a dated feel and the exhibits could be maintained better.

Visited November 2013
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