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National Archives

Neighbourhood: Nairobi Central Business District
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Address: Moi Avenue, Nairobi, Kenya
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This centrally located collection contains historic photographs, Kenyan...

This centrally located collection contains historic photographs, Kenyan crafts and paintings.

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Interesting and better than the museum

We came with low expectations and actually were surprised of how much this place is better than the museum. You can ask for a guide at the cashier, do so!

Reviewed 4 October 2016
Gilad F
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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

This place is a collection of historical records, both in paper or voice. It is a place one can pop in while in the Nairobi City and learn much about the country Kenya.

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Thank Mathew M
Nairobi, Kenya
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Huge dark rooms, with an impressive collection, but very little information about the objects. Difficult to see the details because it's so dark. Could really need a modernisation.

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Thank Chrisorhan
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3 reviews
Reviewed 31 October 2016

I found it very informative but u can still skip it... Its btw the crowded area so be aware . Lighting was bad , Arts were detailed but difficult to read .. service in the museum was ok , and such mesum should be free as 1200/ksh for 15 min is a lot !! No cameras allowed !

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Thank Boom S
Nairobi
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44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Great way to kill an hour of two in Nairobi. The displays include cultures of other African countries and are very well laid out.

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Thank Rukany
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

We came with low expectations and actually were surprised of how much this place is better than the museum. You can ask for a guide at the cashier, do so!

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Thank Gilad F
Greater London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 September 2016

went there with my son hoping to see more about Kenya ,but came out none the wiser . not much on display with poor lighting . such a lovely building wasted on such terms. go and see British museums management.

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Thank _hardevkalsi
Nairobi, Kenya
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

It took me almost 10 years of living in Kenya to visit this place, despite having walked past it hundreds of times. There are some gems hidden away here, some fascinating parts of Kenya's history, some homage to great patriots like Tom Mboya and Joseph Murumbi. BUT some very out of date bits (still talking of the coalition government in... More 

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Thank John C
Nairobi, Kenya
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34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Best ever kept kenyas history, nice collection of colonial and oldest govt records to date and artifacts, travel by taxi is recommended to avoid the chaotic bus stop next to the archives building.

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Thank Nevets U
New Delhi, India
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128 reviews
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

The National Archives in Nairobi feature the personal and huge collection of artefacts from across Africa of the country's first Vice President, Joseph Murumbi. One can see an extensive collection of masks, sculptures, weapons, musical instruments and other artefacts in this museum. There is also a library that features his extensive collection of books. On the first floor, there is... More 

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Malmo, Sweden
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35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Nice super place cool .historical Stamps stufs from all over africa. Old dress pots pans weapons intersting . Europian time . Shipping histry to Scandinavia .Amazing collection of Stamps . Se feel rest relax and enjoy this place . I would like to vist and study more .

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Thank Shanmugam R

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