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Nairobi National Museum

Museum Hill, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
+254 20 3741641
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The Nairobi National Museum is the flagship brand for the National Museums of Kenya. Located on Museum Hill, the museum showcases Kenya's rich Heritage with four distinct themes representing Kenya's Culture, Nature, History and Contemporary Art.Other attractions within the compound include the Snake Park and Botanical Gardens as well as a State of the Art Auditorium that occasionally hosts concerts, film shows and other events.Dining and shopping facilities await you after your tour with us in our commercial wing. Enjoy your visit with us at the National Museum.
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Museum Hill, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
+254 20 3741641
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The museum has a promising entrance, the charges for the non-resident visitors are quite high , the returns are relatively poor. A lot of the history is just skimmed over, very little mention of the MauMau ( more available on the internet!), the Asian presence...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you wish to take your kids or students somewhere then i assure you the place is here because all they need to see is available here

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went to the museum today and had a really good experience. The exhibition is quite comprehensive and leads you to Kenya's history including the pre-colonial, colonial and post-colonial periods. Besides, there are many more things to explore on the country's diverse culture and the...More

Thank Matthias R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you love anthropology or ornithology, this is just the place to go to while in Nairobi. Also, when you arrive ask someone if you can get a tour of the Anthropology Department and if there is someone who can guide you. There is a...More

Thank Nimish H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every year we take our students to visit the museum to go along with our Kenyan culture and history unit. The museum has done a wonderful job showing the history of the migrations, the fight for independence, and the rites of passage. The students also...More

Thank Afine32889
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Nairobi national museum is a home of east African history and evolution. I visited the place on a weekday and it was full of activities as many visitors had toured the place among them being high school students. i loved how the employees accompany...More

Thank gitauphilip2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was my first time to visit given am a Kenyan and it's a mile from where I stay ,I really loved it. I got to learn so much about kenya history and also saw different types of animals including snakes,turtles

Thank lynn k
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great info about the country, as well as famous artifacts about human evolution! The black skull, the narikotome boy, the chapell aux saints skull, the museum is full of groundbreaking evidence of human evolution! Thousands of taxidermised animals with rich history and facts about the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place is very quiet and the day I went( which was on a weekday) it was deserted which was really great foe my partner and I as we could goof around and take funny pictures with the exhibits. There is also a lot of...More

Thank Jelimo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The NNM has several different permanent exhibitions covering the history to mankind all the way to the history of Kenya. It is quite well curated and if you take a guide, you will learn a lot!

Thank aach
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12 April 2017|
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Response from PappyManson | Reviewed this property |
The shops and the restaurants do take all types of credit cards.
2 September 2016|
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Response from Anna B | Reviewed this property |
Standard KWS cost is ksh 600 for a local, ksh 1200 for a resident (a foreigner with valid kenyan residence) and ksh 1800 for a tourist. For any extra activity i.e guided tour, you may be charged more For confirnation, check... More
22 February 2016|
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Response from Nadina Y | Reviewed this property |
You don't have to book beforehand, we just walked up and bought tickets. That was our experience anyways.