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Nairobi National Museum

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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...more
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Museum Hill, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
+254 20 3741641
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Reviewed yesterday

I had not been to the NNM for years. Went back with my kids and found the place renovated. Although a lot of the stuff I'd seen as a child are still present, I felt that the modernisation robbed the place the nostalgic feel I...More

Thank Lesoi_Ndoka
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a great place to visit, it was very interesting to learn about the history of Kenya and to see the animal exhibits. Make sure to also visit the snake park.

Thank Hannah W
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is still a favorite place to visit. The exhibits are good and we had a lot of fun. Make sure to visit the snake park for those who like them. A good day spent there

Thank Grace W
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is certainly a great place to visit just like any major museum in a major city. While I love the mix of natural and historical exhibits on display, I think it's time for a sprucing up, re-imaging, integration of modern-day technologies to bring the...More

Thank UkrainianinAfrica201
Reviewed 1 week ago

Since we had just come off a safari, we were not too keen to see more giraffes and elephants so we chose three attractions in Nairobi to fill up our waiting time for our late night flight home. We chose the National Museum, Kazuri Bead...More

Thank 684Traveller2014
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place to spend 2 hrs +. ( can spend much longer, Depends on your taste) The residents entry is at 600 KSH each( alien card etc) You see the political history, education, railways, geography, human and animal history. It has art and craft too....More

Thank Pankaj_Sootha
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Now this is something else! Think animals, think political history, think art, think the history of mankind! It’s all there! The exhibition on the archeological finds is most impressive. Why didn’t I come here as a pupil? I finally got to meet homo erectus!

Thank PeeKarugaba
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was good to learn Kenya's history, and see the different species of birds and wildlife ... great for families... easy tour around museum , not heavy with information . You can go at your own pace

Thank Belinda G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved our day at the museum! We expected to stay 2 hours and stayed the entire day. They have a wonderful large permanent bird exhibit of East African birds and the history of Kenya permanent exhibit is also excellent. We learned so much. Great...More

Thank Eloise-Marie L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There was so much to see. The cafe on site was great too. The reptile and aquarium displays were excellent. I wish I would have had more time to spend in all the exhibits. I would love to visit again next time I’m in Nairobi.

Thank Angie H
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Response from xperience1 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there's ample parking space for visitors. They have security guards watching over vehicles and visitors, so I'm confident its safe
12 April 2017|
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Response from jamtulacz | Reviewed this property |
yes- was there in Jan 2018 and do accept card payments
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Response from Anna B | Reviewed this property |
Standard KWS cost is ksh 600 for a local, ksh 1200 for a resident (a foreigner with valid kenyan residence) and ksh 1800 for a tourist. For any extra activity i.e guided tour, you may be charged more For confirnation, check... More