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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
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"snake park"
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"kenyan history"
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"human evolution"
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"stuffed animals"
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"early man"
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"interesting exhibits"
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"snake house"
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"million years"
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"botanical gardens"
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"combined ticket"
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"worth a visit"
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"east africa"
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"few hours"
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"on display"
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"couple of hours"
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Reviewed yesterday

Lovely museum in the city. The beginnings of Africa, an exhibit of the Tribes of Africa by Joy Adamson, and also some of the artifacts from the Leaky's excavations.

Thank Pollyanna50
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed our time at the national museum, particularly the snake exhibition. As museums go, the price was very reasonable at ksh600 per resident for a combined snake and museum ticket. We also found the restaurant to be reasonably priced too. Unfortunately, our time was...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to the museum and had a great guide who was able to answer all of the questions that I bombarded him with as some of the cultural exhibits are wonderful and it was good to get the whole story of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth the time spent. Amazing displays covering history of Kenya, amazing bird display, amazing animals. Great contemporary art. And on top of it all a real experience walking from the city centre and dodging traffic to get there and back!

Thank Diane G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Initially I didn't want a guide but I'm so happy I had one along. The guide really helps to bring the exhibits to life and saves times as you don't have to read every plaque in the museum. It was also helpful to hear a...More

Thank SoloGolo
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The combination ticket costs 1500 Kenyan shilling. This will give you admission to the national museum of Nairobi, art gallery, snake and reptile park and botanical gardens. Don't miss the crocodiles and alligators - close up. A great way to discover a bit more about...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We paid Ksh 300 for a taxi to the museum and KSh 1200 for entrance fee. We wandered around the museum for a good hour. The museum could do with a guide path because we almost missed seeing the bird collection. Great place to see...More

Thank tsareviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The admission fee of around €10,- would not be so bad, if there was anything at all making it a worthwhile visit! The pre-historic section shows some would-be-interesting artefacts, but gives you almost no information along with them, so you end up looking at stuff...More

Thank David K
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum has seen better days and I don't like seeing stuffed animals. They even have a whole room full of stuffed birds. The section on some of the tribes was the most interesting part. I gained a lot more information from visiting the National...More

Thank TravelbugVietnam
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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

When purchasing your tickets, you have the option to include the snake park with your visit to the museum. We opted for the former. The visit was about 1.5 hours in length. The museum captures Kenya’s history - the good and the bad. It was...More

Thank dmwangi
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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
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