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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 1 week ago

This was included in a walking tour I did of Nairobi. It had pretty good sections and I enjoyed the furniture. It is a bit old and could use some more light fittings (some displays I couldn't see because the light was out) and perhaps...More

Thank Marie_Holdy
Reviewed 10 July 2017

i think this may be under-utlized. few people there, but such an interesting collection of historically significant items. many beautiful, all interesting. we had the good fortune of a curator walking with us--understanding the politics is a part of the experiences. also, when i went,...More

Thank avidforafrica
Reviewed 3 July 2017

If you love knowing century old information, visit the place. It is just within the city center. Lots of things to discover.

Thank Denver L
Reviewed 20 June 2017

For history and other information one can get to know about Kenyan past at an affordable fee. Its ideal for weekend visit.

Thank mwas2
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Nairobi Archives is a nice place within the city. It is a good landmark in case you do not know places around, you will always find your way from here.

Thank Veroniq254
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

Its a jewel of information right in the middle of the city, easy to access from any hotel in the central business district

Thank twofifty
Reviewed 11 May 2017

We really enjoyed touring through and examining the displays. There were classes of school children being guided through the exhibit by their teachers. The kids were really engaged in what was being taught. And they were so well behaved!

Thank lynnP1113XD
Reviewed 29 April 2017

It was refreshing to see real photos of Wangu Wa Makeri , Waiyaki Wa hinga and other Kenyan Heroes we read about in History. You get to read the last letter that Dedan Kimathi wrote. Our guide Okumu was very knowledgeable and passionate about History....More

1  Thank Christine M
Reviewed 27 April 2017

A dark but small historical museum in the city center. No interactivity / screens so not really suitable for children.

Thank Niklas K
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This place has a rich bank of Kenya's history. Its a place I always pass by when in town. You can find a lot of historical information that you wouldn't be able to find in any other place

Thank Mark O
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