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Address: P.O.Box 597 | Next to Meru County Office, along Meru-Maua Road, Meru National Park 60200, Kenya
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+254 724 226228

Meru museum originated in 1974 in an old historic building that was vacated...

Meru museum originated in 1974 in an old historic building that was vacated by the District Commissioner, whose office it had been since the colonial days. The building housing the Meru museum dates back to 1916. In the colonial era it served as an administrative node in the Mount Kenya region. The museum was a joint effort by the Meru Municipal and County Councils, together with the National Museums of Kenya in creating an attractive and formative center useful to the local people and to visitors. Aspects of the cultural and diverse history of the Meru people are well illustrated by the numerous displays. Two rather unusual amenities of the Meru museum are a garden of indigenous medicinal shrubs and herbs together with a theatre. A compound of traditional huts has been constructed on the grounds, which are included in tours of the museum. An outdoor platform for dancing and musical programs along with sales kiosks complete the exterior construction.

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When in Meru please see this museum. It is like a smaller version of the Nairobi National Museum complete with snake museum - GET A KENYA MUSEUM SOCIETY MEMBERSHIP CARD !!- The... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2014
peter m
Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands
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Thessaloniki, Greece
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Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

Two rooms. One with stuffed animals in poor condition. They look dead or extra dead, no charm there. The exhibits about the Meru people were interesting, but few. Some artefacts in displays, some interesting skulls (one missing) and a board depicting the human evolution and that's it. Not even half hour walk. And the price for non residents is ksh500.... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed 30 October 2015

The Meru Museum can be better, especially considering the rich culture of the Meru people that can be showcased here and the diversity of flora and fauna yet it sits there, a shell of the county it is supposed to represent. When we visited recently, some renovation work seemed under way - let us wait and see what comes out... More 

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Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 13 August 2014

When in Meru please see this museum. It is like a smaller version of the Nairobi National Museum complete with snake museum - GET A KENYA MUSEUM SOCIETY MEMBERSHIP CARD !!- The indoor exhibits are limited and some of the stuffed animals are in a poor condition. However it gives an impression of the region and it's people. The animals... More 

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Diani Beach, Kenya
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Reviewed 20 February 2014

First of all , why do I have to review the Meru National Park under "Meru Museum" please add this attraction on its own. Since having visited most of the Kenyan parks we decided to fly north east and visit this park. The first impression was of finding a whole different eco system with drastic changes within few meters. We... More 

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Reviewed 15 March 2012

I stayed at this park camping for two nights. This park is listed in the Northern tourism circuit of Kenya. This is a one stop wildlife spot. Here we found all the Big five+; the rolling plains here are ever green with about 14 ample rivers that, most of the flow throughout the year. Furthermore the park is the home... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed 16 September 2011

Meru National Park is a Kenyan Game park located east of Meru, 350 km from Nairobi. Covering an area of 870 km², it is one the famous known parks of Kenya. It has abundant rainfall, 635-762 mm in the west of the park and 305-356 mm in the east. The rainfall results in tall grass and lush swamps, which make... More 

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