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“Seems well set up for families”

Nairobi National Museum
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US$125,00*
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Private Nairobi City Full Day Tour
Ranked #14 of 133 things to do in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence
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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 26 January 2018

You can get round the whole museum in a couple of hours. We didn't have time to visit the Snake Park which is part of it, but I heard it's good.

Thank Jo S
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Reviewed 24 January 2018

There is a lot to see from animals to tribal history in Kenya but the most interesting part was the archaeological section where you could learn about Lucy and the other ancestors of humans. A good guide will be able to make the experience more rewarding. This is a bit of an old school museum with not much inter active elements. Good value for money, though. The adjacent snake park (extra admission fee) with some of the most poisonous snakes is a nice finish to the visit.

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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...

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.

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.

Thank David S
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