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Nairobi National Museum

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Address: Museum Hill, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
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+254 20 3741641
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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The Nairobi National Museum is the flagship brand for the National Museums...

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.

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Lovely learning place

The new and renovated museum was a lovely place to visit. Lots to learn about Kenya and even world history.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The new and renovated museum was a lovely place to visit. Lots to learn about Kenya and even world history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I enjoyed the national museum far more than many of the other Nairobi attractions, particularly the bird display, and the history of the country. Give yourself two hours to visit all of the exhibits.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The museum is well kept and has a lot of info - very educational especially if visiting Kenya for the first time, gives good insight on wildlife, a bit of history and arts.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The exhibitions are outstanding, you can easily spend 3 hours while you see all the rooms. Well taken care of. Y went in without a guide as I wanted to take my time reading everything.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lovely collections of art and painting welcome you into the hallways as you see many collections of fauna. the newly renovated museum also has an amphe-theatre were dance troupes frequent. it is definitely worth more that the 100 shs you pay.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

everything you want to know about Kenya, anthropology, animals. birds. very interesting place to explore

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum spent a long time and a lot of money refurbishing the museum, however it was not easy to see where all the money went. Many the displays are typical 'items in glass cases' displays. However the Joy Adamson painting gallery is well planned and the paintings are wonderful. A good human ancestry display as well.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are frequent visitors and members for over 30 years. For a tourist well worth at least half a day, better a day. Nice eating places, fine bookshop and souvenir shops inside. Frequent special events are also worth checking and attending.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum has some very interesting collections of both artefacts, birds and animals. The palaeontology section is one of the best. It is, however, a pity that the museum has not been able to modernise the way the objects and the country's history and nature is presented. It is difficult to keep the teenagers interested, even if there are much... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First of all, bloody expensive for a foreigner when compared with the local prices. I liked the fact that you can hire a free ( = you're expected to tip afterwards, which is okay) guide for a museum tour. All of them were young Kenyans and the very lovely girl who gave us a tour also talked about her own... More 

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