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Nairobi National Museum

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Museum Hill, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
+254 20 3741641
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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 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.
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  • Very good45%
  • Average20%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“kenyan history” (62 reviews)
“human evolution” (33 reviews)
“stuffed animals” (24 reviews)
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Museum Hill, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
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Reviewed yesterday

If you are in Nairobi and you want to learn more history about Kenya and Africai in large then this is the place to be. At the museum you can also interact with snakes at the adjacent snake park.

Thank John M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

At entrance we start with snake cages. Beautiful snakes, crocodiles and tortoises. Wonderful preservation of ancient archeological discoveries. A must see place.

Thank Chanumolurahul
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice, quiet museum with great exhibits on the history of Kenya, human fossils and East African birds.

Thank Michael E
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is average. Not much to see, just some Kenya history. You may skip this if you don't have much time in Nairobi.

Thank C-Liz1
Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoyed my visit to the National Museum in Nairobi and was happy to see it filled with Kenyans on a weekend instead of just foreign tourists. The addition of a tour guide helped a lot. It was free but tips were expected at...More

Thank Natalie H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really did enjoy the museum but for non residents I find it a bit too expensive (~10€), especially since it isn't really in a great condition. So I fear that the revenue is not used to fund the museum, which is disappointing to me....More

Thank Laura H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is worth a visit, with interesting exhibits about the history of Kenya and its animals. We visited prior to going to the Masai Mara and the animal exhibits provided good context for the trip ahead.

Thank Judith D
linda A, Public Relations Manager at Nairobi National Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting us.... You can also visit other museums across the country. And thank you for your comment. Happy to have you always

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place - Recommend to pay some extra fees and have a personal guide in the Museum. U can learn the whole history and phases of Kenya civilization - Very interesting. Have some important information's about the anthropology progress and the discoveries in Kenya....More

Thank Alexis A
linda A, Public Relations Manager at Nairobi National Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting us. Welcome again

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Anational museum promises so much but this offers very little in reality. I didn't come out knowing much more about this extraordinary country, the intrigue, the history, the tribal cultures. You are better off finding a knowledgable friend and peppering them with questions over a...More

Thank Kersh87
linda A, Public Relations Manager at Nairobi National Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback we will improve to serve you better next time.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were lucky to have a very good guide we saw many many intresting stuff inside, mixed between history, animals, science..ets Highly recommended.

Thank WasefAbdulhadi
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12 April 2017|
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Response from PappyManson | Reviewed this property |
The shops and the restaurants do take all types of credit cards.
2 September 2016|
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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
22 February 2016|
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Response from Nadina Y | Reviewed this property |
You don't have to book beforehand, we just walked up and bought tickets. That was our experience anyways.