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National Archives

Moi Avenue, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 20 2228959
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This centrally located collection contains historic photographs, Kenyan crafts and paintings.
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Moi Avenue, Nairobi, Kenya
Nairobi Central Business District
+254 20 2228959
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

National Archives located along Moi Avenue near Ambassador Hotel. In-front the building you see Dedan Kimathi statue was torched by the colonial rule. Inside the building there is an art gallery contains all ancient of art collection from different communities of Kenya and Africa. The...More

Thank _chiku1955
Reviewed 7 March 2017

The place so silent giving you a moment to think of the history of the country and the great people of Kenya and other countries in Africa.The many books and pictures are so detailed.If you love reading history this is the place.

Thank qudrahnizar
Reviewed 1 March 2017

The National Archives is located along Moi Avenue in Nairobi City Center. The place is very calm and cool despite the heat outside. Here you will get to learn more about Kenyan culture, Current and past public figures like the late Prof. Wangari, Tom Mboya,...More

Thank Kenyanbackpacker
Reviewed 1 February 2017

We were pleasantly surprised by the National Archives. The collection is small, but well organized and diverse. Signage is good (English only, sorry) We spent 2 hours there and really enjoyed it.

Thank BTVWriter
Reviewed 19 January 2017

This Museum displays artifacts from various African Countries and photographs of historical interest regarding Kenya. Also included are stamps from many African countries. Lighting leaves something to be desired in places.

Reviewed 9 January 2017

Sitting in the busy downtown Nairobi, the National Archives or just 'Archives' as everyone calls it is a meeting place for most people thanks to its location next to the busy Kencom/Ambassadeur bus stage. However, the inside of this building is not as busy. I...More

Thank Emmanuel C
Reviewed 15 December 2016

Being a Nairobian, I have passed this place a million times without visiting it. A friend from the US visited me, and I took her to the place: It's a treasure. Everything you want to know about Kenya, you find it there. It will take...More

1  Thank Tabiii
Reviewed 6 December 2016

I/we went to the archives for research reasons. I booked the help of an archivist ahead of time, who kindly helped with retrieving the journals and papers we needed to consult before we arrived. This way we did not need to spend extra time with...More

Thank TransylvanianGrl
Reviewed 27 November 2016

I visited the National Archives while on a day tour in Nairobi in June 2016. The National Archives contain a collection of cultural and historical artifacts that were part of the personal collection of Joseph Murumbi, the second vice president of Kenya. The artifacts are...More

Thank Ross H
Reviewed 8 November 2016

This place is a collection of historical records, both in paper or voice. It is a place one can pop in while in the Nairobi City and learn much about the country Kenya.

Thank Mathew M
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