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National Archives

Neighbourhood: Nairobi Central Business District
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Address: Moi Avenue, Nairobi, Kenya
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+254 20 2228959

This centrally located collection contains historic photographs, Kenyan...

This centrally located collection contains historic photographs, Kenyan crafts and paintings.

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To go through history from someone else's perspective

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

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Nairobi, Kenya
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13 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Kingston, Canada
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Nairobi Region, Kenya
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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. They have a video section that is accessible only if you visit as large groups... More 

Thank Christine M
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Niklas K
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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
Nairobi Region, Kenya
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5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

National Archives located along Moi Avenue near Ambassador Hotel. In-front the building you see Dedan Kimathi statue was torched by the colonial rule. Inside the building there is an art gallery contains all ancient of art collection from different communities of Kenya and Africa. The government collected all the artifacts in 19th century to give idea to the visitors on... More 

Thank _chiku1955
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

The place so silent giving you a moment to think of the history of the country and the great people of Kenya and other countries in Africa.The many books and pictures are so detailed.If you love reading history this is the place.

Thank qudrahnizar
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

The National Archives is located along Moi Avenue in Nairobi City Center. The place is very calm and cool despite the heat outside. Here you will get to learn more about Kenyan culture, Current and past public figures like the late Prof. Wangari, Tom Mboya, Mulumbi as well as the Kenyan freedom fighters. There is also a library inside with... More 

Thank Leonard G
Burlington, Vermont
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161 reviews
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Reviewed 1 February 2017

We were pleasantly surprised by the National Archives. The collection is small, but well organized and diverse. Signage is good (English only, sorry) We spent 2 hours there and really enjoyed it.

Thank BTVWriter

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