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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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“snake park” (167 reviews)
“kenyan history” (64 reviews)
“human evolution” (35 reviews)
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Museum Hill, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
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"snake park"
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"kenyan history"
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"human evolution"
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"interesting exhibits"
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"snake house"
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"worth a visit"
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Despite numerous visits, there's alwags something new to learn and admire. It's a rich repository of our history although lacking in some details, it's good for a general overview. The human evolution section is well set out with an awesome ambience while the snake park...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

If you're a History Buff, then the Nairobi National Museum is the place to visit. First because of it's close proximity to the Hennessis hotel, a brisk walk should get you there in under 30 minutes. Located in the same premises is the Snake park...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent several hours in the museum and enjoyed very much the enormous birds collection and especially the part about mammals and the development of the human species. I have seen better snake parks though, so I recommend rather to spent more time in the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best place to visit in Nairobi city with short time period. It’s highly recommend for family tour also because it can be improved the historical knowledges.

Thank Shaliya M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good museum giving insight into history, culture and past of Kenya. More eternally worth joining their museum society which gets you free entrance into sights throughout kenya for a reasonable price.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I purchased the non-resident SH 1500 combo ticket which included the Snake House. After checking my bag with umbrella(no charge), I accepted the option of a guided tour (thank you Faith!). The museum tour was at my pace and lasted about 1.5 hours. The Cradle...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We entered the museum and did also pay for private tour in the museum. That was really amazing experience to learn about Kenya culture and and get everything explained and nice storytelling as well. The museum is rather big and we spend about 3 hours...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lot of Kenyas history in that museum. You can easyly use a whole day there. Nice guides that know what they talk about.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely museum in the city. The beginnings of Africa, an exhibit of the Tribes of Africa by Joy Adamson, and also some of the artifacts from the Leaky's excavations.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our time at the national museum, particularly the snake exhibition. As museums go, the price was very reasonable at ksh600 per resident for a combined snake and museum ticket. We also found the restaurant to be reasonably priced too. Unfortunately, our time was...More

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yes- was there in Jan 2018 and do accept card payments
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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
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