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Nairobi National Museum

#7 of 125 things to do in Nairobi Features Animals
Museum Hill, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
+254 20 3741641
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The Nairobi National Museum is the flagship brand for the National Museums of Kenya. Located on Museum Hill, the museum showcases Kenya's rich Heritage with four distinct themes representing Kenya's Culture, Nature, History and Contemporary Art.Other attractions within the compound include the Snake Park and Botanical Gardens as well as a State of the Art Auditorium that occasionally hosts concerts, film shows and other events.Dining and shopping facilities await you after your tour with us in our commercial wing. Enjoy your visit with us at the National Museum.
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Museum Hill, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
+254 20 3741641
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited the museum the day before we started our safari. There were very few visitors, and we basically had the whole place for our group of 4. great display of all the animals found in Kenya, and probably one of the best collection of...More

Thank robbiemp
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you have some time to spare, the National Museum is not a bad place to stop by for a visit. Always remember to factor in the city traffic if you are staying out of the city! Perhaps do KICC at the same time to...More

Thank lovelynnc2017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was great exhibit of Kenyan History especially during colonisation period. There are many areas of interests . I was amazed my their birds collections from small species to eagles and vultures in Kenya. Im keen to learn more of their tribal cultures (the differences...More

Thank Tai Y
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good exhibit on the fossils found in Kenya that have formed the basis of our understand of mankind. Also good exhibit on the formation of Kenya's government. Not the newest or fanciest museum, but nevertheless, a good stop when visiting Kenya to better understand the...More

Thank dpan16
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pretty basic museum but informative. Could use some updating. If you have spare time do it, don't if your pushed for time. The entry is a bit pricey for foreigners.

Thank Marie_Holdy
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must place for all travelers. One of the best section is the place where they have a large variety of birds and butterflies preserved. Even the section with reptiles is a unique experience.

Thank sanjeev kumar S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very informative. I now know Kenya. its history, and culture much better. Can recommend the museum to any visitor or traveller.

Thank Dumi M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a private tour of the museum with a docent the last day of our tour of Kenya before going to the airport. I am so happy we waited or we would not have understood some of the exhibits. Great place to wander.

Thank MrsWhere2Next
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is reasonable for a developing country and worth the entree fee for Kenyans but certainly not worth the ridiculously high price they charge foreigners. The cafe though is the most memorable thing about this place and clean and good value for money.

Thank Shelley J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here as part of our safari/culture experience. Only stayed for a few hours. Had a nice tour guide that led us through the main part of African history.

Thank KL1471
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12 April 2017|
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Response from PappyManson | Reviewed this property |
The shops and the restaurants do take all types of credit cards.
2 September 2016|
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Response from Anna B | Reviewed this property |
Standard KWS cost is ksh 600 for a local, ksh 1200 for a resident (a foreigner with valid kenyan residence) and ksh 1800 for a tourist. For any extra activity i.e guided tour, you may be charged more For confirnation, check... More
22 February 2016|
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Response from Nadina Y | Reviewed this property |
You don't have to book beforehand, we just walked up and bought tickets. That was our experience anyways.