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“Worth to pass by”
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Railway Museum
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Nairobi Railway Museum Day Tour
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Half-Day Nairobi City Tour
Ranked #20 of 124 things to do in Nairobi
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Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
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29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Worth to pass by”
Reviewed September 5, 2012 via mobile

Nothing much to expect but its worth it of you pass by. It was a good couple of hours if like museums and into photography

Thank MoeEqbal
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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“dad's day out”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

my first time i visited this place was 9 years ago after my class eight. my dad took being the first born child and i had done my KCPE he was very happy. I loved having seen the different classes of train the oldest that was in the museum and the new ones that were now being used.

i loved the adventure so much. Thank you to all that are concerned i matters of administration and everything else.

Thank Glaciela M
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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“A hidden gem”
Reviewed August 25, 2012

This small, out of the way museum was a lot of fun. Great for kids who may clamber over old engines and cars. Great story about building the railway and man eating lions!

Visited August 2012
Thank lislander
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Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
“the place is clean welcoming”
Reviewed August 6, 2012

hospitality of staffs, visiting the museum reminds me of old days where i was no born this give me an opportunity to learn how our grandparents did good work, the government also tried to preserve and conserve this heritage for future.

Visited September 2011
Thank lekesikefab
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Calne, England, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Cheap as chips, but well worth a visit”
Reviewed July 31, 2012

This place is barely hanging on in museum terms. It is tiny, just over one floor. I think the girl on the door was also the janitor and curator! But it is truly fascinating and what is packed into the small space is amazing, with everything from the pioneers of the railways in Kenya - from the man eating lion truck to the massive steam engines now sadly rusting away in the yard outside. The cabinets were carefully labelled by some enthusiast years ago and it is all quite informing if a little sad that no-one seems to care for this part of Kenyan history any more (perhaps because one can't escape from the fact that it was the Brits, mainly the Scots, built it all, and the death toll amongst the local navvies was horrendous, no thanks to man eating lions and mosquitos). You can sit on the very seat the Prince of Wales sat on when he visited too, ask the friendly staff to take a photo. A quirky but affecting place that will leave an impression. A great idea is to combine seeing this with a trip on the train to Mombasa later. Get to the station early and get your first class overnight ticket with dinner, then see the museum whilst you're waiting for the train to leave (at 7pm). You'll see your travel in a much different light when you know how the track was built.

Visited September 2011
Thank grayselegy
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