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Nairobi National Museum

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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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  • Very good45%
  • Average20%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“kenyan history” (60 reviews)
“human evolution” (33 reviews)
“stuffed animals” (24 reviews)
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Museum Hill, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
+254 20 3741641
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is not very well laid out and to be honest, a little random. The exhibitions are numbered but not in numerical order which takes a while to pair them up. The content is good and it's a clean place. There are some parts which...More

Thank Rhianna D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a guide and within one and a half hour we knew everything about the most important cultural symbols, tribes and Kenyan wildlife. A perfect start for our travels through Kenya.

Thank Grytsje K
Reviewed 2 days ago

I hadn't been in a long time. In addition to good collections of flora and fauna and culture and history, they have wonderful art displays and permanent sculptures and photography. Nice cafe and beautiful grounds too!

Thank Nancy M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I love everything about this museum! The personal docent was a particularly nice touch and made me feel very special. The one exhibit I will always rave about to anyone who will listen is the "Birds Of Kenya" room. I have never seen such an...More

Thank Katherine J. B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you are at all interested in evolution, paleontology, Kenyan history or customs, We would highly recommend a visit of at least two hours. Request a guide. (They are volunteers, who are trained in tourism industry, and who work for tips. )

Thank Patty M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The orphanage is one pocket friendly and educative treat for the under 10. Super Exciting for the young ones to see quite a good number of animals. The lions feeding time is unforgettable for my 3yr son.

Thank cathy0072016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We needed to pass a few hours and thought this would be fun. There is a lot about Kenyan history that I did not know. This place has amazing displays! There is an entire room dedicated to all the different birds of Kenya. This is...More

Thank PSinternational
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic place which really opened my eyes to the suffering of these people under colonial rule. It’s a must if you want to learn about Kenya and I would say no trip is complete without it

Thank MGRother
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only spent a couple of hours here and maybe we would have gotten more out of it if we had a guided tour, however I was a little disappointed with the museum. I don't think it did Kenya any justice and there was probably...More

Thank Mitul L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this museum on our first day in Nairobi and it was a great introduction to Kenya. We had a guided tour (with George) and I would recommend opting for a guide. I think you will get a lot more out of your visit....More

Thank Sam_castor
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Response from PappyManson | Reviewed this property |
The shops and the restaurants do take all types of credit cards.
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
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.