Nairobi National Museum, Nairobi

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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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  • I really enjoyed the pictures /paintings within the museum. I felt that the museum overall had a good amount of information to read and history shared.  more »
  • We squeezed this in at the end of a long, hot day for a museum-lover in our group. It was honestly a decent museum, but we were exhausted. We took advantage of the tour guides at the entrance who.....  more »
  • To be honest we visited because we had time to kill and I probably wouldn't do it again. I was hoping to learn about the history of Kenya but that isn't included much. We did visit the snake park...  more »
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  • Splendid timeless pieces of art. Nice place for a family outing. Inhouse restaurant that serves all drinks and meals. Great renovation on the museum hall. The Aquarium is superb. The snake park could use a little touch up though.
  • Small museum with reasonably well curated exhibits on the origins of mankind and Kenya. As a tourist, one can get a good understanding of the history and cultures of Kenya. Also attached to museum is a snake and reptile park that is worth a quick stroll through.
  • You guys should visit this place... There's so much to see and then it's so affordable. If you want to do something fun at a pocket friendly budget and you're within Nairobi then this is the place to be. Thank me later 😉
  • National museum is an amazing place to visit. I recall back in the days when we use to visit the place during the school trips. You learn a lot on the Kenyan history, the history of mind kind, animals and many other amazing things. It’s time to go back now as an adult and see what has changed.
  • This is a serene place to visit when you are in Nairobi for leisure or educational purposes. It is situated a few minutes from downtown Nairobi on the museum hill. It will give you an insight into the history of the country as well as the cultural background . It has an art gallery , a snake park and a nature trail. It also provides dinning and shopping facilities.

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