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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...more
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Museum Hill, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Nairobi National Museum offers a useful overview of the natural history and fauna of Kenya, which is a good thing to do in advance of a safari, in addition to some descriptions of the cultural traditions and political history. It will take about two...More

Thank Kevin C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's a dump; a dusty dump. The exhibits are shabby, shopworn. The exhibits are entirely without imagination or creativity. "Pathetic" is the word that best describes this museum. The stuffed animal exhibits, the Birds of Kenya particularly, are either disgusting or funny, depending on how...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was keen to learn more about this fascinating country & it’s history . Whilst the cradle of man exhibition promised much it didn’t really deliver. There appears to be many replica animals and their remains that don’t really offer any deeper insight into the...More

Thank HellomynameisJoanie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent displays showing the origins of man and the story of evolution. Exciting skulls and artefacts going back to the beginning of time

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The variety may lack but what you get is worth it. Close contact with the giraffes is an experience you will never get anywhere else, and that I gurantee. Kiss a giraffe literally anywhere you tell me

Thank Mike K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great museum, very conveniently located nearer to Nairobi's central business district, with ample parking and great access to the highway. The museum itself is fairly small and probably needs about 2 hours to complete along with the nearby snake park, located within the same building...More

Thank Rushabh96
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Although the museum needs some refurbishment, it is a great place if you would like to learn about the country‘s history and the culture of all 42 tribes. We spent a lot of time in the History section and Tribes section where there is lots...More

Thank Martina B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We only planned the visit to fill a couple of hours on the last day of our visit to Nairobi, and to be honest didn't have high expectations, but it certainly exceeded our expectations - both adults and kids. You can consider it two museums...More

Thank AkramAwad
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was somewhere I have always wanted to visit. The cradle of mankind exhibit is amazing - the collection of early human skulls and the “Turkana boy” skeleton are incredible dating back millions of years. The skeleton of Ahmed of Marsabit and his 68kg tusks...More

1  Thank Jessica M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The museum seems to be very old and not taken care of. Also the exhibits are totally not organized and it is difficult to know where to find what. There is a room depicting the colonial history until independence and another room depicting the circle...More

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18 March 2018|
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Response from xperience1 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there's ample parking space for visitors. They have security guards watching over vehicles and visitors, so I'm confident its safe
12 April 2017|
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Response from jamtulacz | Reviewed this property |
yes- was there in Jan 2018 and do accept card payments
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