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Nairobi National Museum

Museum Hill, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
+254 20 3741641
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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 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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Museum Hill, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Same stuff you would expect in almost any national museum anywhere else in the world. The only plus (and it's a big plus) is East Africa is the cradle of man by evolutionist. You get to see some of the worlds most famous archeological finds....More

Thank Adventuresinafrica
Reviewed 2 days ago

I was pleasantly surprised with variety and the level of exhibits presented. The section on Human Evolution is a must. See also Snakes Pavilion at the same time. When you visit both places together, the difference in price is very small. Visiting them separately, is...More

Thank Grazyna W
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Nairobi national museum is located in Nairobi city near to wesltand 10min driving from Westlands . I had a nice time at the place the staffs are helpful,i ts well cleaned.

Thank wangaijana
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a decent museum with a lot of variety, the stuffed birds are particularly funny. THeres also some snakes. I would've preferred some more political history.

Thank Tom J
Reviewed 1 week ago

if you have a couple of hours time in Nairobi this is a good place to visit. It covers information about the people and culture, but also the political history. it also houses stuffed animals and birds with interesting questions for kids to answer. a...More

Thank NSH
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my first time in Nairobi and it was just a short visit so my friend brought me to some places near the city centre and one of them is the Nairobi National Museum. The Museum also features a zoo so it was a...More

Thank jlizaso
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Huge collection of stuffed animals (mostly birds, hundreds and hundreds of birds), fossils, lots of cultural and historical artifacts. If you pay an extra KES 200 you get to visit a reptile house, an exhibition of live reptiles, mostly snakes and a bunch of crocodiles....More

Thank Vladeks
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good gift shop, good restaurant. Snakes are extra. Museum is interesting, tells about Kenyan history. Many stuffed animals (birds) . Extra cost to see snakes.

Thank Duckseal
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The National Museum is situated in a beautiful park on a hill in central Nairobi. The surroundings are nice, but the museum is a little bit worn out. A lot of schools are visting the museum, that gives a nice, lively athmosphere. Inside it's dark,...More

Thank Mischka63
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter and I visited the Nairobi national Museum. This was my first visit in ten years. lots of changes had taken place that improved the whole experience. At first we did not engage a Tour Guide and therefore did a lot of walking about,...More

Thank Sylvester G
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Does the museum accept credit/debit cards for entrance payment ?
12 April 2017|
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Response from PappyManson | Reviewed this property |
The shops and the restaurants do take all types of credit cards.
How much is entrance fee
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
Hi , Do we need to book for the Nairobi museum beforehand? Or can we just get tickets when we arrive? Thanks DONNA
22 February 2016|
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Response from Nadina Y | Reviewed this property |
You don't have to book beforehand, we just walked up and bought tickets. That was our experience anyways.