Nairobi National Museum, Nairobi

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#2 of 32 in Museums in Kenya
Set within lush botanical gardens, Nairobi National Museum presents a rich and varied collection of natural history. Immerse yourself in ethnological and archaeological displays charting the history of Kenya, alongside in-depth ornithological taxidermy collections. Established in 1910, the museum underwent considerable renovation in 2005 to include shopping facilities and a welcoming cafe. Check out the Kenyan art collection and outdoor sculptures scattered across the verdant grounds. Personal guided tours in English are available. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Nairobi National Museum by using our Nairobi trip planner.
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  • 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.  more »
  • The Nairobi National Council Chamber Museum is centrally located in Nairobi and is worth a visit. It is entertaining and provides a lot of information about the flora and fauna of Kenya and Africa. I found very exciting especially the excavations and the explanations of the origins of mankind. A tightrope walk between theory, evidence, and hypothesis. Very stimulating to form an opinion. It has still a very nice café (garden terrace). It is worth there still something to watch the birds and to enjoy the peace and quiet. The park surrounding the Museum is worth a walk.
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  • 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 a...  more »
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  • National museum....rich cultural resource. Snake park was also great experience and it's within the museum. You can carry your snacks as if our on picnic or choose to eat from the hotels within. Children will also enjoy it, and there's lots of learning for all ages as well as adults. Visit the National MUSEUM
  • Best museum in the region. Learn about history of mankind, birds and other wild animals. Also has snake park
  • If you don’t like seeing snakes there’s another section that allows you to see other animals. It also has great restaurant where one can eat and relax after the museum tour. One can walk to the museum from the Nairobi CBD.
  • A must visit location if you are in Nairobi. Whether you are a local or a tourist, there is always something worth learning here. I particularly like their botanical garden space. It is surprisingly peaceful even though the museum is right next to the highway.
  • This is a heritage site with a lot of informative and historic items. It is suitable for both locals and foreigners who desire to see Kenya and learn all at once. The full entrance package provides access to the Museum and also the snake park.

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You'll have plenty of lodgings to choose from for your stay in Nairobi, as the city boasts various accommodation options, largely concentrated in the center, near the main railway station. Budget-constrained visitors can opt for camping or a dormitory-style establishment, while those wanting luxury can look farther away from downtown and choose a hotel or apartment in a tranquil, verdant setting. Nairobi offers tourists a variety of mid-market accommodations, including chains, business hotels, and peaceful suburban resorts.
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