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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very educative and informative, The museum is a very good place to visit for people who love history.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank murad9
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The main collection here is housed in an old railway building and consists of relics from the East African Railway. There are train and ship models, photographs, tableware and oddities from the history of the railway, such as the engine seat that allowed visiting dignitaries...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank OutsideSuburbia
Reviewed 18 October 2018

If you are in to trains this site is for you. Restored examples from the heyday of train travel. Several rooms of memorabilia.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Leanette C
Reviewed 14 October 2018

What a fascinating space to learn more about the history of the "lunatic express" in Kenya. The main museum space is wonderful and informative, would be great if they could work on the back two rooms a bit to repair signs and displays.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank simba432
Reviewed 25 September 2018

Even most expats in Nairobi are unaware of this gem, right in the centre of town. Outside, kids play on the ancient locos and even get to enter the same carriage where the lion nabbed the sleeping policeman many, many years ago. Inside, it is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank spbrooks01
Reviewed 25 September 2018

Located on the south city center, this museum housed exhibits and documents regarding the history of the Railway operation in Kenya

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank kiltmaker2
Reviewed 13 September 2018

The Nairobi Railway Museum is fun if you love history. I do and this is one of those places that offers you an insight to the early days of economic development in Kenya.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank phyllism663
Reviewed 31 July 2018

Our team of missionaries visited the Nairobi Railways station just few metres walk from the city center. We realized that most travelers used to use the train from Nairobi to Mombasa for about 7 hours one way. The experience for the old train was only...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank michaelmO1515HB
Reviewed 28 July 2018

The museum, while a little run down, offers a different perspective on Kenyan history, through the lens of the railways. The collection of trains in the yard is impressive, and while the displays could use some upkeep, it was worth the hour and 600 ksh...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank kwcollins1983
Reviewed 27 July 2018

We chose this as part of our last full day in Kenya. Our driver, from our tour company turned out to be a railway enthusiast like me, and accompanied us on our tour. A member of the museum staff gave us a brief overview of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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