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Nairobi Gallery

Nairobi SW2 4DN, Kenya
+254 20 216566
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Small historic building, museum and gallery

In this historic building is the Nairobi Gallery - but it is more of a museum than an art gallery... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2017
Canberra, Australia
Excellent small museum in the CBD Nairobi

The Nairobi Gallery is a wonderful exhibition spot in the heart of Nairobi. Not a large museum, but... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2017
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“african art” (14 reviews)
“alan donovan” (4 reviews)
Nairobi SW2 4DN, Kenya
+254 20 216566
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

In this historic building is the Nairobi Gallery - but it is more of a museum than an art gallery. The art gallery is a small room. Interestingly, in the other 6 or so rooms are a treasure trove of collections, not just of Kenya,...More

Thank Redbackspider
Reviewed 28 May 2017

The Nairobi Gallery is a wonderful exhibition spot in the heart of Nairobi. Not a large museum, but a nice collection of art and historic artifacts. A great place for a short visit and to escape the bustle of Nairobi.

Thank MARTINKalfatovic
Reviewed 24 January 2017

This is a fantastic little museum, located at the heart of Nairobi (at the intersection of Kenyatta and Uhuru Aves.) It is a small, historic octagonal building with galleries located off the central hub. It is an absolutely lovely building that houses the Murumbi collection...More

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 3 November 2016

This GEM is very accessible, secure parking and compact. that deceived us into thinking we would not need too much time boy were we wrong, you need a morning when you are fresh. so much history. Amos, the guide is very knowledgeable. when we got...More

Thank Rhoda M
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Amos took wonderful care giving us a tour of the African Heritage House in Nairobi. His knowledge of the artifacts, customs and cosmologies of the cultures and the ways that assisted in producing the ritual pieces was just what we wanted! Amos also took us...More

Thank Billy J
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Don't miss this place. It leaves you inspired and impressed by the betauty of African arts. Just go there and you will find an extremely knowledgeable arts student, her name is Diana, she will guide you and explain. Just tipp her well.

Thank Sophia F
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Beautiful and inspiring collection of different types of art and artefacts from all over Africa, combined with the story of Joseph Murumbi, a true patriot and pan-African. A superb experience, fascinating and humbling. thanks to those who put this together, it is really a national...More

Thank John C
Reviewed 17 August 2016

If you like African art, tribal and contemporary, you should visit here. It is small and won't take much time, but it is lovely. One can easily self guide, but we had a city guide (Amos, who works for the Africa Heritage House) who took...More

Thank KenyaQT
Reviewed 13 August 2016

I have been to both the African Heritage Hose and the National Archives and the collection at the Gallery is the icing on the cake. Takes a moment to take it all in and appreciate the tremendous effort that James Murumbi and Alan Donovan put...More

Thank UkrainianinAfrica201
Reviewed 9 August 2016

We spent an hour or so wondering with a guide through all the rooms. It was good to see the collection of Joseph Murumbi. Definitely take a guide as there are so many pieces from so many areas it is good to have it explained.

Thank Whyhaveascreenname
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