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Nairobi National Museum

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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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“kenyan history” (59 reviews)
“human evolution” (33 reviews)
“stuffed animals” (23 reviews)
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Museum Hill, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
+254 20 3741641
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I just went to Nairobi National Museum where I met with local group of birdwatchers which meets here every week at 8.45 in the morning. We saw so many species of birds. I'm looking forward to returning because I met so many guides who share...More

Thank africanman_840
Reviewed 3 days ago

Take time out to visit the Museum if you have a couple of hours to spare. It is interesting, informative and good fun, to be enjoyed by children and adults. The snake park is also well worth the visit, this can be combined with the...More

Thank Kim8790
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a very short visit to NAIROBI National Musuem...and at the end of it we felt like we should have spend a day at this place.The museum is so beautiful planned and maintained...and the collection of stuffed birds took my breath away and of...More

Thank tonyt111
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting, and had a great tour guide. I learned a lot about the history of Nairobi. The museum was well keep and very organized.

Thank mlpierce
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An awesome place of history from the beginning of human kind. Fantastic animal displays, including a mammoth, prehistoric man, and the hugest collection of birds I have ever seen. There are also some amazing art works, and exhibitions by a displaying artist. The day we...More

Thank Ronnie H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took a half day / late afternoon trip into the Game park and was blown away by the size of it. It's 118 sq KM and it is truly a fully natural envirnment where the animals fend for themselves. In a 4 hour ride...More

Thank HowardOlsen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

learn a lot about Kenya and its culture. fun facts about the people and you also get to visit the snake park. p.s. the museum was recently renovated so can also can act as n architectural tourist attraction.

Thank wanjiruet
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Naturally good collection of various skeleton / skulls of pre-historic humans etc. It also has an extensive and impressive collection of African birds. One complaint is that foreigners need to pay 6 times higher compare with Keyans! BTW the snake park is very poor with...More

Thank Ianfung
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is full of fascinating displays. It's huge so allow plenty of time or do it in sections. I found the Masai displays most interesting. And then we visited the Snake House. Well! I hadn't planned on touching them! There was this gorgeous little...More

Thank BMWreview
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came for the noted collection of late ape/early human skulls discovered in Kenya, including P. heseloni (18 million years old), P. aethiopicus (2.5 million years old), Homo rudolfensis (1.9 million), Homo habilus (1.9 million), and Homo erectus (1.8 million). The early human displays are...More

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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.

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