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Nairobi National Museum

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Open Now: 09:00 - 17:00
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“kenyan history”(66 reviews)
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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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All reviewssnake parkkenyan historyhuman evolutionstuffed animalsearly maninteresting exhibitssnake housemillion yearscombined ticketeast africaworth a visiton displayfew hourscouple of hoursschool childrennon residentsguided tour
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Reviewed 4 September 2012

the tour guide offered the best service, just from the welcoming, explanation, and the wonderful knowledge he had just made my trip to be wow! I will never forget this moment. if I get another chance I will be there once more. thanks for the...More

Thank Antony M
Reviewed 4 September 2012

The place has the remains of some of the oldest (18 million years Old) human or call it ape remains.

Thank karan y
Reviewed 1 September 2012

I like the model depicting the evolution of man plus the many artifacts found in this Museum. The snake park next door was also fascinating with so many species.

Thank Asaph J
Reviewed 30 August 2012

As an old student of anthropology, this museum was right up my alley - million+ year-old hominid skulls, ethnological exhibits, an amazing display of the hundreds of birds native to Kenya. The big added bonus was a display of modern Kenyan art. And the gift...More

Thank Cindy M
Reviewed 29 August 2012

I should have got a hint when the desk staff at the hotel and the taxi driver all said an hour would be enough to see the Nairobi National Museum, even when I explained that I am slooooow in museums since I read every single...More

Thank UK_Gator_67
Reviewed 28 August 2012

Nice 2-3 hours fulfilled with information about Kenya history and animals. Snake park in the neighborhood is not as good but once in this location, you should visit it as well.

Thank OndrejBlaho
Reviewed 25 August 2012

If you are pressed for time, you can miss this and not feel too bad. We had a very nice young women who was interning there take us around. She made it pleasant.

Thank lislander
Reviewed 21 August 2012

Worth a visit. Lots of art, and a good presentation of the history of Kenya. The grounds are very beautiful, and provide lots of photo opportunities. We had a young man who was a Zoological student show us around the grounds. Very helpful and informative....

Thank NelsonMX
Reviewed 16 August 2012

This interesting museum showcases the history of Kenya through the ages. There is a guide who takes you around and helps you get a better understanding of Kenyan history and culture. The section on birds is vast and most interesting.

Thank Pravine
Reviewed 13 August 2012

it's a nice to visit.... whether you are a tourist or a student studying Biology, this is an interesting place to go. you will see lots of preserved/stuffed animals. also it gives a quick historical info of Kenya.. In the compound also there is a...More

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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