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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” (63 reviews)
“human evolution” (35 reviews)
“stuffed animals” (24 reviews)
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Museum Hill, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
Museum Hill, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
+254 20 3741641
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Good exhibits that are pretty self explanatory but guides a personal touch that is quite useful. Mix of old and new (some galleries around). Food at the on-site restaurant was good and fairly priced (for a tourist attraction). Botanical garden is small but the grounds...More

Thank Mike5466
Reviewed 5 days ago

A real recommendation if you have some hours to while away in Nairobi. There are the rift valley finds of early man kind, which is outstanding. There are some disturbing stuffed animals but also some gallery space for art. There is also a small cafe...More

Thank raffertybrown
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum has a variety of historical bones, skulls, animal, birds exhibits mixed with some local history and culture. All presented in an old style fashion and buildings.

Thank David S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highly recommended particularly the sections on human evolution animals and the history of Kenya. Would recommend combining with a ticket to the Snake Park in the same complex with particularly friendly guides and excellent range of snakes and reptiles.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum is small (you can tour it in 2 hours if you walk slowly) but it's definitely worth a visit. Our favorite part was the section on human evolution which has bones and skeletons thousands of years old that have been found in Kenya....More

Thank Jose S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For those who love wildlife, environmental, cultural, and political history about kenya, I think the Nairobi national Museum should be your next destination. The archeological artifacts of the evolution of man, the artwork and the section on the different species of birds available in kenya...More

Thank xperience1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm so glad friends recommended going to this museum early in our Kenya experience. It was very helpful in understanding the history and wildlife of Kenya, as well as the anthropological discoveries that have been made in Kenya and Africa as a whole. Some of...More

Thank Dick N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very well arranged and has a load of things that you can see. It neighbors the snake park so you can also visit. One payment that you make at the museum also allows you to access the snake park.

Thank Kui K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved the exhibit showing the similarities of different types of animals. I had no idea! It showed great examples of adaptations. The bird exhibit was beautiful and striking. We spent an hour and a half in the museum, but easily could have been there...More

Thank Nate D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are interested in Kenya antropology make sure you visit it.Lots of informations about tribes and population.Bird collection is also lovely

Thank Babajide O
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12 April 2017|
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yes- was there in Jan 2018 and do accept card payments
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.