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Nairobi National Museum

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Address: Museum Hill, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
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+254 20 3741641
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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The Nairobi National Museum is the flagship brand for the National Museums...

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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home of heritage

Nairobi national museum “home of heritage” The Nairobi National Museum began as the Coryndon Museum, named after Sir Robert Coryndon, a prominent patron of the Uganda Natural... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nairobi national museum “home of heritage” The Nairobi National Museum began as the Coryndon Museum, named after Sir Robert Coryndon, a prominent patron of the Uganda Natural History Society. On September 22, 1930, the site was opened as the Nairobi National Museum, a repository that preserves the history and cultures of Kenya. Later, Dr. Louis Leakey successfully raised funds to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This natural beauty amazed me. Animals, skulls, natural exhibits took me to Real Africa, the God of Nature and Green. I love it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

NMK is a very rich site for kenyan culture. visit the site and you will appreciate this richness. represented iare all the 42 kenyan communities and heir artifacts. the departments therein display the best on research the latest in regard to mammals, birds, reptiles fishes and plants.the snake park has a lot of snakes very healthy the pythons are kind... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Although the well organized area devoted to animals might be more suited to school children, the "Skull Room" devoted to Leakey's finds at Lake Turkana make this a must-see while in Nairobi.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was nice to visit the museum after several years! So much has changed and the exhibits have changed for the better! Our guide was very informative, friendly and quite knowledgeable and was able to keep us entertained! However good it was, the snake park is in a deplorable state, the reptiles look miserable in their enclosures, and their terrariums... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

nice cool environment, interesting permanent and temporary expositions. nice cafeteria. good day trip.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I visited there, the national meusum is quite good , complete and interesting but the snake park is terrible

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We opted to do this after the Karen Blixen Museum, and our first attraction was a whole lot more interesting and unique than this one, so it was somewhat of a letdown. There was nothing really wrong with the museum, but it was a bit boring in some areas. The 1200-shilling admission price for non-residents was steep for this particular... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love natural history museums and this one was not exception. Additionally, so much of mankind's history was found in Africa and the artifacts are fascinating. Loved the section of Joy Adams and her beautiful paintings. Be sure you take advantage of the available guides. They really help guide you through the museum in a logical way. I'm sorry we... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth the time. Learned a great deal. They museum is well laid out and we tipped a volunteer that made the time more valuable.

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