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Nairobi National Museum

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Closed Now: 09:00 - 17:00
Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
Nairobi National Museum Admission Ticket
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Nairobi National Museum Admission Ticket
From US$12,00*
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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 today

My team enjoyed this location. It also has a very large bird sectio, in fact, its one of the largest bird section I have ever seen. It is worth your time to stop by and look inside.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed yesterday

I have been visiting the museum for several occasions and most catching fact for every traveller is its historic finds and preservation, especially the scientific belief of first human on earth, the Turkana Boy, their settlement and development. One can enjoy the great reserve of...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Julius N
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The guided tour through the hall of mammals, cradle of mankind, art galleries, history of Kenya, life cycles and the many bird species was educative. The most fun part is the snake park where there are life snakes, crocodiles, monitor lizards,tortoise and a beautiful aquarium.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank sarahbibo4
Reviewed 3 days ago

We paid$2 pp to have a guide take us around the museum which was interesting to see the tools and how they lived. the snake park was very sad the enclosure was very minimalist, not natural the snakes were just living.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank tryangle
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It was a great visit with kids. Loved the birds collection with sizes starting from a few inches ranging upto few feet. Also the historic collection of Kenya and freedom fight segment is worth visiting

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank rohit11official
Reviewed 6 days ago

It is a nice opportunity to know more about Africa history specially culture, food, animals and political history. I pretty recommender a guide visit, is more interesting and they can solve all your doubts.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Rossana D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well-preserved history of Kenya, and interestingly the origin of early 'man'. I loved the life-size animal specimen on display. Friendly staff.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Swabra M
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I visited the musuem last week and we loved it! The bird section was unreal, lots of information on each bird with displays of nests, egss, etc. I saw other reviews that said the museum needed more organization but I felt the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank wolfgang1Richmond_VA
Reviewed 1 week ago

many rooms to visit, nice place to stay when weather is not good outside it mixes animal museum , kenyan history museum, art museum ... you can easily spend 3 hours inside best is to buy a combo ticket for national museum + snake park...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 358cesco
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My visit to this location was worth every second spent. The artistic curation were carefully done. The location of this monument is well situated and the staff seemed reluctant to assist, however i thoroughly enjoyed the tour

Date of experience: October 2018
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28 November 2018|
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Response from Kimberly S | Reviewed this property |
Possibly not as All prices are written in kenyan shillings, and we had already exchanged our money over and paid in shillings... sorry I am not super helpful.
18 March 2018|
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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