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Nairobi railway museum, Nairobi

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See an innovative handcar moved by a modified bicycle at Nairobi railway museum, a museum of the East African railways adjacent to a key railway station. View curious items on display like tortoise calculators, wooden box and Bakelite phone sets, brass bells, and a Kenya-Uganda Railway water filter. You can tour vintage steam and diesel engines and wooden passenger coaches in the spacious yard and check out the 1923 Tanganyika Railways locomotives used in the Hollywood classic movie "Out of Africa." You must make an appointment to see operational steam locomotives, as they are occasionally used for tourist excursions. See a model miniature railway inside the building and a bicycle trolley. Before you head to Nairobi, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Nairobi road trip planning website, to make sure you see all that Nairobi has to offer, including Nairobi railway museum.
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  • Only a small museum hidden in the city. It’s a bit of an effort to get to and also a bit run down. You pretty much just do an at your own pace tour and wander around yourself reading and viewing...  more »
  • This is a fascinating place - and should not be missed by visitors to Nairobi - the memorabilia and photographs of the extraordinary endeavour that building this railway represented , and the...  more »
  • The staff was not helpful and was more concerned with the age of my money. The inside museum was interesting with artifacts from old trains. It was a reminder of the colonial days.  more »
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  • It's has cool stuff! You can know quite a lot about the beginning of Nairobi from here.
  • I like the old engines. If you are a student who has interest in machines better visit.
  • It was a very interesting historical event. I enjoyed every moment walking back in history enjoying what I had just been taught or read in history books. Was able to compare the intial steam engines and to compare with the diesel and ultimately with the electric contemporary trains
  • Great historic site to visit within town..quiet and artistic...it however needs proper presentation and maintenance...much of the artifacts and parts of the trains are worn out..needs to accommodate and integrate modern technological innovation such as virtual tours.. A giude would aslo be helpful
  • Nice that it's been improved and cleaned up. Can we have clear photography charges written down? Nice location but needs direction on charging for photography.

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