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This centrally located collection contains historic photographs, Kenyan crafts and paintings.
Moi Avenue, Nairobi, Kenya
Nairobi Central Business District
+254 20 2228959
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Reviewed 10 September 2019

Imagine the Americana section of the Smithsonian stuffed into a poorly lit warehouse and you get some idea of the National Archives. There is a wonderful and significant collection of pan-African artifacts and art here, but it needs some love. I needed to use my...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Alan N
Reviewed 8 September 2019

As first-time visitors to Kenya, we found this museum provided a good but not overwhelming introduction to the country. Tabitha, our very knowledgeable guide, led us through the collection of artifacts collected by Joseph Murumbi, for whom the gallery is named, providing details we would...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 24 May 2019

The Murumbi gallery, on the ground floor, holds a small but very significant ethnographic collection from various parts of Africa. The presentation itself is quite charming -- if slightly old school -- but that added somewhat to the charm of the place. Highly recommended!

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Guze79
Reviewed 27 April 2019

I recommend the ethnographic exhibition at the National Archives, it is varied and well presented and I had a well informed guide to take me through.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Rutur
Reviewed 15 April 2019

An amazing quiet space surrounded by the din of everyday Nairobi life with excellent art, craft and historical exhibits.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank GeorgeOmedo
Reviewed 21 March 2019 via mobile

Great afternoon or morning activity in Moi. Please be aware photos cost to take in the museum, so check beforehand.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ajaandtheglobe
Reviewed 6 March 2019

Kenya National Archive is located in the Nairobi Central Business, it is highly accessible due to it's location at the center of the city. This is an amazing place for history lovers to visit and generally for all those interested in learning about Kenya's history...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mercy N
Reviewed 6 March 2019 via mobile

The largest private collect ion of African art, collected by Josef Murumbi and sold to the goverment of Kenya. The exhibition is not huge, but with the big verity it is a good place to visit for 2 h.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank kobyk732
Reviewed 13 February 2019

this is just within nairobi cetral disrict, just walk in and you will see all the history and artifacts about kenya .

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 January 2019

The building itself is of the highest standard, and a great example of early 20th century British colonial architecture. You will need to pay a fee to enter. Unfortunately the collection for the museum is somewhat small, and not unlike that you'd find at Nairobi...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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