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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 1 week ago

Although not as big as I expected, the National Archives has an interesting collection of Kenyan and other African countries' artifacts, cultural objects, historical pictures, and so on. The place is a bit run-down (especially the toilets), but given that it's not so expensive (200...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank RebecaHeringer
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Maybe for Kenyans who never experienced a better museum this can be interesting but for anyone else it would be a waste of time and money. The collections are small and not well maintained. It's past glory really.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ErwinvdM
Reviewed 18 October 2018

We had an excellent guide that showed us all the highlights. this is an under visited, under appreciated treasure. Time spend here is well spent.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Leanette C
Reviewed 13 October 2018

This is one of Nairobi's hidden gems because for residents, it's right there in your face but few ever notice it. The place is steeped in historic artefacts from Kenya's history as well as a few pieces from other parts of the African continent. Suffice...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank UkrainianinAfrica201
Reviewed 21 September 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
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.

Date of experience: June 2018
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.

Date of experience: April 2018
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

Date of experience: March 2018
2  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

Date of experience: July 2017
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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)

Date of experience: November 2017
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