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Railway Museum

Uhuru rd, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
+254-0-724380975
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  • Average21%
  • Poor6%
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“love trains” (3 reviews)
“east africa” (10 reviews)
“train buff” (2 reviews)
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Uhuru rd, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
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1 - 10 of 144 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Built in the 1890s, the railway was the lifeline for Nairobi to the port of Mombasa. Replaced this year with new train service.

Thank Craig H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Finding this place was a bit of a challenge, but once you find the present railway station, you should be near. In the first room the exhibits are crowded and in the subsequent rooms there were fewer items that were spread out in the available...More

Thank Talampakan
Reviewed 23 May 2017

I like this museum so much. It is less crowded and you can access a lot of places within the outcast of Nairobi faster since they is no traffic.

Thank Veroniq254
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Visited with friends. The place is accessible and in the CBD. Loved seeing one of the carriages in which the occupant was attacked by one of the Tsavo lions.

Thank kyule K
Reviewed 11 May 2017

I enjoyed reading about how difficult it was to build the railway from Mombasa to Uganda. The engineering feat was impressive. The "train" ued in the filming of "Out of Africa" is located at this museum.

Thank lynnP1113XD
Reviewed 2 May 2017

The Railway Museum is small but well-kept. The one room that also has the ticketing office has displays with exhibits detailing the history of the railway construction in East Africa, including interesting accounts like the (in)famous man-eating lions of Tsavo. Outside in the yard are...More

1  Thank vifarel
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I went with friends on a Sunday. This is really interesting, lots of old pictures and artefacts. The museum is very run down and poorly supported, which reflects in the layout, cleanliness and overall enthusiasm of the staff, but for me that did not take...More

Thank Mongoose2016
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Many of the exhibits date back to colonial Times in Kenya before independence. Old carriages, engines and artefacts from the early 1900s when Kenya was installing the railway. It is a bit rundown there. An hour is enough for a visit. Free parking. No refreshments...More

Thank travellingzebra
Reviewed 31 March 2017

This has hidden wealth of information about the growth of the region. The museum while it greatly covers Kenya also covers Tanzania

Thank LeilaHSmith
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We, must put a disclaimer - if you don't love trains or museums, don't go. I personally enjoyed it. It had history of how far we have come. Sadly the place is not well kept so don't expect a clean well run outfit. The kids...More

Thank Tina O
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