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Address: Uhuru rd, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
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Nairobi Railway Museum Day Tour
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Old trains for train lovers

The place is nice to visit for train lovers. You can see one of the cars from the movie "Out of Africa". As a minus i'd mention that the museum is not well maintained.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
vedstedfamilien
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The place is nice to visit for train lovers. You can see one of the cars from the movie "Out of Africa". As a minus i'd mention that the museum is not well maintained.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There just isn't much there to see. The part I enjoyed the most was seeing the old maps of the country. I'm glad I visited, but I wouldn't go back.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

We visited the Railway Museum because my husband enjoys looking at old trains. Actually I have to say I found it incredibly interesting as well - the history of rail in Kenya is really impressive and the museum itself houses some interesting artefacts. Don't be put off that its not the most professionally presented tourist destination it is still worth... More 

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Pisa, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

This is a wonderful, enchanting and fascinating museum about the history of East African Railways. Amazing Engines and coaches you can climb on and masses of photos of all the history.

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Lagos, Nigeria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

spent my evening at the Nairobi National railway museum. It was worth the time although I did not have a tour guide because I went on my own the uber was able to locate. Entry cost 600 KSE for foreigners and the compound is well kept plus safe. It had a lot to offer about the east Africa railway history... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

I can't believe we waited so long to go here. The museum is a bit messy with bits and bobs but that adds to it's charm. It consists of 2 parts: an inside and an outside part where the trains are. Inside you can see (among other things) amazing pictures of the old Nairobi and the East African Railway. The... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Hidden away behind the centre, this cool museum has tons of delapidated old trains you can play on (dangerously, and fun! Couldn't do that in the UK!), and a really cool art gallery where you can chat to the artists.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

The museum is situated close to the Central Business District. Inside the museum you have a mix of all sorts of railway memorabilia. This certainly not only of interest for train nerds but also for people who would like to gain some more information how the railroad service became a key factor for the development of East Africa. Some of... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Gotta go place for all railfans. All exhibits are open for climbing, I got some muscle ache because if it. :) Cheap (600 KSH) and one get in touch with old times.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

After a couple of weeks of animals, we felt the need for a change and this was it. We were in Nairobi anyway so it just took a 15 minute walk past the university to get there. Wonderful old steam trains (many made in English towns I know - lived in one of them!) and carriages. I'm no railway nurd... More 

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