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“A tad dated but worthwhile especially with knowledgeable guide”

Nairobi National Museum
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Ranked #9 of 88 things to do in Nairobi
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 13 January 2018

Good exhibits that are pretty self explanatory but guides a personal touch that is quite useful. Mix of old and new (some galleries around). Food at the on-site restaurant was good and fairly priced (for a tourist attraction). Botanical garden is small but the grounds around the museum are nice to walk around in. Many sculptures surrounded by plants make it a nice place to sit and relax. Definitely need 2-3 hours to see everything. Rift valley finds were an eye opener... I always thought Lucy was the oldest skeleton - how wrong was I. Guides are free but surviving off your tips...

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Mike5466
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

A real recommendation if you have some hours to while away in Nairobi. There are the rift valley finds of early man kind, which is outstanding. There are some disturbing stuffed animals but also some gallery space for art. There is also a small cafe if you need refreshment.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank raffertybrown
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Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

The museum has a variety of historical bones, skulls, animal, birds exhibits mixed with some local history and culture. All presented in an old style fashion and buildings.

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

Highly recommended particularly the sections on human evolution animals and the history of Kenya. Would recommend combining with a ticket to the Snake Park in the same complex with particularly friendly guides and excellent range of snakes and reptiles.

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

The museum is small (you can tour it in 2 hours if you walk slowly) but it's definitely worth a visit. Our favorite part was the section on human evolution which has bones and skeletons thousands of years old that have been found in Kenya. The part on the history of Kenya was pretty interesting too.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Jose S
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