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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 4 weeks ago via mobile

The place is quite small and running down. Some good animal collection but other than that not really worth visiting.

Thank Witoon W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to the museum. Unfortunately, we ran out of time and couldn’t see everything we wanted to. The bird collection was vast and I learned a lot about Kenya and the Kenyan people by walking through the museum. Would recommend especially if...More

Thank Christina K
Reviewed 8 September 2018

I had nothing to do on a Sunday and this was nearby and I'm glad I visited. A nice mix of Kenya natural history and recent history. Fairly small - you can pretty much see everything in under an hour. I particularly loved the sculptures...More

Thank John C
Reviewed 7 September 2018

My wife and I choose to spend a few afternoon hours visiting this museum but we could have spend even more. It is filled with a most amazing collection of items and historical information concerning Kenya and its historical and natural environment. Well worth the...More

Thank kmillett2016
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

Some of the exhibitions are a little old but they are all very interesting and cover many different areas of Kenyan life. A museum that is well worth a visit even if you are not usually interested in museums.

Thank agtaistealandomhain
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Very informative exhibits. Extensive information on Africa, Kenya, its flora and fauna, and of course, early human development.

Thank JulsVern
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Very nice introduction about Kenyan history. Kids enjoyed the Animals and Birds section. We did not do the snake park.

Thank hemaldsm
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Nairobi National Museum is a nice introduction to Kenya. There are two main sections; natural history and history and traditions in Kenya. Even the price is quite steep for the foreigners (13 $, 15 $ with the snake park). I recommend a visit. Also worth...More

Thank keplam
Reviewed 25 August 2018

If you want to get a good taste of Kenya history and culture, then this is one of the places to visit. We asked for a tour guide to bring us through and she was most knowledgeable all the areas of the museum. It seemed...More

Thank AssumtahLady
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

For anyone who wants to know more about Kenya and Kenyan history, I recommend a visit to the museum. We visited with our children and they found the sections talking about different animals, birds and fishes to be fun and educational. That is not to...More

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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
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