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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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A good place to whole the afternoon away.

It's large enough for a full afternoon and small enough that your feet will not get too sore. The entry free is really cheap for citizens and they have seating thought out the... read more

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It's large enough for a full afternoon and small enough that your feet will not get too sore. The entry free is really cheap for citizens and they have seating thought out the museum so you can sit and chat. There's a snake park, a nature trail and you will probably see more stuffes birds than you wanted to. The... More 

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Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful museum and has the history which tells you about the history of Kenya along with some interesting artefacts. A must visit for anyone visiting Kenya!

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Khartoum, Sudan
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

When you get in to the museum you will feel that you entered a very unique place, starting from the information about animals, then about Kenyan currency and I really liked the part which describes the origins of humans. History of Kenya, traditions and many other things will wait you there. Entrance fees for non-residents: 1200 Ksh or almost 12... More 

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Athens
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A mediocre museum with a 12 usd fee per person for non residents (I cannot avoid comparison with the 5 euros entrance for the Akropolis fabulous museum or the 8 euro entrance for the archaeological museum of Athens). I visited the place just because of my personal interest in the Turkana boy, an Homo Erectus exhibit found by the team... More 

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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really good museum, nice signs, easy to read and a nice walking path tgrough the whole place. Plenty of shade which was good as we were there in July 2014. What i really liked was the partially open design of the cages and tanks (where possible)so you had a great view of the species!!

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London, United Kingdom
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We really did not enjoy the museum or the exhibits unfortunately. I found it to be outdated and also expensive considering what it offers. (1200 shillings per entry) The nearby cafe Vogue does do a mean ginger tea, and you can enjoy it whilst overlooking the gorgeous grounds that the museum is in.

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Thank Aveens
Hobart, Australia
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The museum introduced very interesting information about evolution from millions years ago until now and very detailed history of Kenya. Also introduced many wildlife animals we saw in the safari. Very interesting and the layout was good. We think it's a must-visit museum in Nairobi!

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Thank Nev C
Las Vegas, Nevada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very inexpensive and worth the visits! Early man was discovered in Kenya and the surrounding countries! Tells the story of early Amman and also the history of the Tribal people of Kenya, the history, the colonialism and the independence of the country. Also has a few art exhibits! Go see the botanical gardens and the the Snake Park is a... More 

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Abbotsford, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoyed the museum, the displays were well done and reflected the history of Kenya. I would have liked to see more Kenyan artifacts, pre colonialism. On the whole, worthwhile to go.

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Nuremberg, Germany
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had very limited time in Nairobi and still wanted to see something in the city, so I opted for the National Museum. The admission fee for foreigners is 1200KSH, and it is a favourite spot for pupils from Nairobi. Still, it doesn't feel crowded. There are several themed rooms in the main building, which are not really connected to... More 

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