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National Archives

Moi Avenue, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 20 2228959
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This centrally located collection contains historic photographs, Kenyan crafts and paintings.
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good39%
  • Average24%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“african art” (8 reviews)
“moi avenue” (4 reviews)
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Moi Avenue, Nairobi, Kenya
Nairobi Central Business District
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+254 20 2228959
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"vice president"
in 7 reviews
"african art"
in 8 reviews
"moi avenue"
in 4 reviews
"kenyan history"
in 7 reviews
"historical artifacts"
in 3 reviews
"the central business district"
in 4 reviews
"impressive collection"
in 2 reviews
"postage stamp"
in 2 reviews
"personal collection"
in 2 reviews
"colonial rule"
in 2 reviews
"rich history"
in 3 reviews
"visited this museum"
in 2 reviews
"great place to learn"
in 2 reviews
"walking tour"
in 3 reviews
"jomo kenyatta"
in 2 reviews
"small museum"
in 2 reviews
"school children"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great museum, well curated and full of great stories. Covers people who have been significant in the formation of Kenya, the good, the bad and the ugly! Great stamp collection covers Livingston’s trip across Africa too. Thoroughly enjoyed.

Thank Diane G
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

I enjoyed the Archives much more than the Museum. It had lots of African art, furniture and some excellent modern art, all together with newspaper cuttings and details of history. I got there at the end of the day and 45 minutes before closing time....More

Thank TravelbugVietnam
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Reviewed 16 December 2017

The National Archives is one of the best places to visit if you want to know more history abaut kenya, and its situated in the city. It contains most of of confidential details abaut the country from the time of colonial. Its a nice place...More

Thank John M
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Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Visited this place whilst waiting for our flight back, full of history and interesting stories. I especially liked the Tom Mboyo exhibition (his statue is outside the building)

1  Thank MGRother
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

I had visited this museum as part of a walking tour through Nairobi. It’s a small museum with two floors of displays. A museum staff member did a great job of leading a tour of the museum. Some of the displays including early weaponry, masks,...More

1  Thank Bill C
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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

This is the perfect place for any person doing a research about Kenya related historical issues. It’s full of exciting literature and I wasn’t bored for even a minute. The staff are super friendly and helpful and I would recommend it to anyone looking for...More

1  Thank AbdulQadir Y
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

For those who love history and are awed by it, then this is an excellent place to visit. Its also a great place for family outings giving children an opportunity to learn alot of things.

Thank Samuel P
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

we spent the whole morning here after our breakfast at hotel. this is place we get to know better about cultural art collection by Kenyan and also other Africa countries. the tour guide is very knowledgeable and passionate, we truly felt in love with the...More

1  Thank OliverKee
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Reviewed 12 August 2017

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

1  Thank Marie_Holdy
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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

1  Thank avidforafrica
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