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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 4 days ago via mobile

a pretty gem in the middle of nairobi. a large building with artefacts and pictures. walking around alone is interesting but two guides joined me and showed me around . would highly recommend as the guides made it fun. Oliver showed me around and I...More

Thank distoricass .
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Interesting little place right in the heart of the Nairobi CBD. Small but with a fair range of items however it would benefit from better lighting as many of the showcase lights were broken making it difficult to see what was inside clearly.

1  Thank futsanglung
Reviewed 11 April 2018

A great museum, well curated and full of great stories. Covers people who have been significant in the formation of Kenya, the good, the bad and the ugly! Great stamp collection covers Livingston’s trip across Africa too. Thoroughly enjoyed.

Thank Diane G
Reviewed 19 March 2018

I enjoyed the Archives much more than the Museum. It had lots of African art, furniture and some excellent modern art, all together with newspaper cuttings and details of history. I got there at the end of the day and 45 minutes before closing time....More

1  Thank TravelbugVietnam
Reviewed 16 December 2017

The National Archives is one of the best places to visit if you want to know more history abaut kenya, and its situated in the city. It contains most of of confidential details abaut the country from the time of colonial. Its a nice place...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Visited this place whilst waiting for our flight back, full of history and interesting stories. I especially liked the Tom Mboyo exhibition (his statue is outside the building)

1  Thank MGRother
Reviewed 6 November 2017

I had visited this museum as part of a walking tour through Nairobi. It’s a small museum with two floors of displays. A museum staff member did a great job of leading a tour of the museum. Some of the displays including early weaponry, masks,...More

1  Thank Bill C
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

This is the perfect place for any person doing a research about Kenya related historical issues. It’s full of exciting literature and I wasn’t bored for even a minute. The staff are super friendly and helpful and I would recommend it to anyone looking for...More

1  Thank AbdulQadir Y
Reviewed 29 September 2017

For those who love history and are awed by it, then this is an excellent place to visit. Its also a great place for family outings giving children an opportunity to learn alot of things.

Thank Samuel P
Reviewed 4 September 2017

we spent the whole morning here after our breakfast at hotel. this is place we get to know better about cultural art collection by Kenyan and also other Africa countries. the tour guide is very knowledgeable and passionate, we truly felt in love with the...More

1  Thank OliverKee
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