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“is this a tourist location seriously??” 1 of 5 stars
Review of National Archives

National Archives
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Nairobi City Walking Tour
Ranked #21 of 109 things to do in Nairobi
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Owner description: This centrally located collection contains historic photographs, Kenyan crafts and paintings.
Nairobi, Kenya
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 293 helpful votes
“is this a tourist location seriously??”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

there is nothing there for an adventure lover, just a building in the middle of nairobi town, it is like making a library a tourist location

Visited May 2014
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“Worth a visit...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Worth a visit to have a closer look at Kenyan and African history. The collection of artifacts show tribal culture and the events leading up to independence from Colonial Britain. The archives is housed in what was once a bank. Impressive building, but time has stood still for fifty years here. Old, tired,dusty is the best description but still a good option. Entry fee of 200 shillings per person.

Visited February 2014
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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“Rare insight into Kenyan culture”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Even after living in Kenya for a month it is hard to get any understanding of the culture of the tribes, it is rather forgotten than discussed by most. The Archives cannot quite be compared to the National Museum, but for any interested in going deeper in understanding of the different tribes there are so few places available in Kenya so this one should not be missed.

The presentation is not so good, to get something out of it give it 1.5 hours and walk slowly (place is small) and read the signs and admire the art.

Visited January 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Very interesting place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

I was able to learn about both arts and history of Kenya. The displays of arts and crafts are mostly from West Africa, and this collection are really really impressive. History and politics of Kenya were also exhibited, with story of Tom Mboya.

Visited November 2013
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“Nairobi Treasured Museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014 via mobile

First stop after breakfast. Admission for a non resident is 200 shillings. You will need a minimum of one hour to do justice to all that is here. History buffs will appreciate the numerous collections of documents and photos, with many of the figures still alive today. The various tribes are well represented with sculptures, wood carvings, and other materials. The second floor will delight the stamp buffs and it is up here that you might need more time to hunt for the first air mail stamps to Kenya, among others. The building itself adds to the fun if discovery.

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