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Nairobi National Museum

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Closed Now: 09:00 - 17:00
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Nairobi National Museum Admission Ticket
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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 January 2013

See the bones of some of the earliest Humans. An excellent lesson in Evolution and also some interesting info on Kenya's modern struggle for independence.

Date of experience: December 2012
Thank LeonSmedlyUK
Reviewed 1 January 2013

Very impressed by the history that was retold from colonial times, through independence struggle to the current history. A guide is provided and they happen to be University Interns who are very knowledgeable of the history. The photos of the struggle, railway construction with Indian...More

Date of experience: December 2012
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Reviewed 29 December 2012

I read so many reviews of this place that I was really excited about going. When I got there, however, I was pretty disappointed at what was on offer. The only cool thing was seeing a stuffed honey badger. Those things are awesome.

Date of experience: September 2012
Thank Salsa_Dave
Reviewed 25 December 2012

I spent about two hours at the National Museum and very much enjoyed my visit and the displays I thought were very well done and informative. I had a little hard time reading some of them in the section that showed the evolution of humans,...More

Date of experience: December 2012
Thank Maplelagjames
Reviewed 21 December 2012

We were a bit surprised by the cost of going in, as other reviewers have mentioned. The cost is on par with many of the great museums in America, where you would expect to spend a few hours, half a day, or even a full...More

Date of experience: December 2012
Thank mkellis
Reviewed 18 December 2012

Located next to the snake park (one minute walk away through a little garden, buy combined ticket for ksh 1200) this modern museum offers a great experience. A collection of mammals, a colorful collection of birds, much artwork and a large section on the history...More

Date of experience: December 2012
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Reviewed 15 December 2012

Cost us $10 each way by taxi, entrance cost was $12 each, the cafe was a total disaster, do not,I repeat, do not eat there. My husband ordered the fried fish, goodness knows how old and recycled the oil was but the fish arrived crispy...More

Date of experience: December 2012
Thank Pattiwilo
Reviewed 15 December 2012

History buffs should definitely not miss the Nairobi National Museum. You will be shocked by the quality and attention to detail.

Date of experience: January 2012
Thank Scott B
Reviewed 15 December 2012

This is an excellent local museum, but it's also a super backdrop for photographs and has a good local restaurant just below its main courtyard. Good place to take the kids, too.

Date of experience: September 2012
Thank JennieCSA
Reviewed 14 December 2012

This is a quiet and green place in Nairobi, you also can visit a snake park here. The museum is not big, but they have several sections with different topics for nature (Birds of East Africa, Great Hall of Mammals), culture (Cycle of Life), history...More

Date of experience: December 2012
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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