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“NEGLECTED GEM” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Railway Museum

Railway Museum
Uhuru rd, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
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Ranked #20 of 109 things to do in Nairobi
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Nairobi, Kenya
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“NEGLECTED GEM”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

Rather out of the way, near the Nairobi train terminus. Well laid out, with nice historical displays. Railway buffs should not miss.

Visited August 2011
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

If you are a history buff and want to know more about the origin of Nairobi then this is the place to be. The museum traces the history of Uganda railway, also knows as the iron snake and how halfway point came to be Nairobi. The photos are fantastic and there are literally hundreds of artifacts in the museum itself. Then outside, you can see some of the original locomotives, including the one that Lyall was killed in by a lion. In another area there are loads of decommissioned passenger trains most of which date back to the 1950s, that you can wander through. Unfortunately, due to budget constraints these trains have seen better days.and their interiors are rather shabby.
All in all, no visit to Nairobi should be without seeing the railway museum. Admission price is very reasonable and the staff are extremely helpful.

Visited January 2012
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Nairobi, Kenya
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“needs to take care”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

the govt. should take care of the heritage that they have and make it a more tourist base for the people

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Nairobi, Kenya
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“Informative, exciting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

Good history on the Kenyan railway and its beginnings. Perfect for a historical/educational trip. quite informative contrary to belief.

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“With all their history you expect more”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

But as this is a private venture you can only commend them for what they have achieved thus far. Worth a visit.

Visited July 2011
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