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Nairobi National Museum

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Museum Hill, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
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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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“kenyan history” (63 reviews)
“human evolution” (35 reviews)
“stuffed animals” (25 reviews)
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Museum Hill, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited this attraction whilst in Kenya and bought a double ticket for 1500 Kenyan shillings. What annoyed us to start with was that the local population paid a very small fraction of the price and we felt this unfair as this sort of discrimination...More

Thank Kath J
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth a visit - rooms full of stuffed birds, animals of Kenya, artifacts and an amazing room of Skelton’s and skulls over a million years old.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited 2 weeks ago. Fascinating displays particularly the origins of human. Amazing displaynof the bird life of Kenya. Also not to be missed is the Independence struggle for Kenya against the Colonial rulers. I was also privileged to be able to see the wedding photos...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Rural culture and past traditions are quickly visible here. The artefacts are decent but its a small museum. They can surely do better to give an experience of aspects of the culture like music and food. An easy quick visit is fine if you have...More

Thank sramu
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are exhibits at the museum that are 1.6 million years old. To tour the total museum and snake park is probably a days experience. Unfortunately we were on a tight schedule.

Thank TheTraveller393
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting content! Especially the anthropological section (homo evolution)! Visitors need more than one hour to look around despite what we have been told in ticket office. Snake park is also nice and worth a visit but cages should be cleaned at some point.The price for...More

Thank desak2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed spending a couple hours here but it could use some sprucing up. There are some interesting historical exhibits discussing Kenyan independence and the rebellion of the Mau Mau. There is some contemporary art and some examples of the natural history of the country.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

January, 11/2018, I had to deposit my small backpack at the reception. When I went back to my hotel, late in the afternoon, I've checked all my documents, brochures, invoices, expenses, etc ....... and ........surprise !! 200 Euros have disappeared !! I've no doubts, the...More

1  Thank lamasi13
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can get round the whole museum in a couple of hours. We didn't have time to visit the Snake Park which is part of it, but I heard it's good.

Thank Jo S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is a lot to see from animals to tribal history in Kenya but the most interesting part was the archaeological section where you could learn about Lucy and the other ancestors of humans. A good guide will be able to make the experience more...More

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Birg
12 April 2017|
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yes- was there in Jan 2018 and do accept card payments
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souced
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
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Colourqueen
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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.
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