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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
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.
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
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
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
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