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Nairobi National Museum, Nairobi

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Set within lush botanical gardens, Nairobi National Museum presents a rich and varied collection of natural history. Immerse yourself in ethnological and archaeological displays charting the history of Kenya, alongside in-depth ornithological taxidermy collections. Established in 1910, the museum underwent considerable renovation in 2005 to include shopping facilities and a welcoming cafe. Check out the Kenyan art collection and outdoor sculptures scattered across the verdant grounds. Personal guided tours in English are available. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Nairobi National Museum by using our Nairobi trip planner.
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  • This Museum is not to be missed! Just allow at least a half day to see it all. And don't forget the gift shop .... it's one of the best we visited. 
    This Museum is not to be missed! Just allow at least a half day to see it all. And don't forget the gift shop .... it's one of the best we visited.  more »
  • Interesting collections and probably the only way to see all the birds of Kenya some of them them so tiny (or rare) you will not find them outdoors ... The museum is very old school complete with... 
    Interesting collections and probably the only way to see all the birds of Kenya some of them them so tiny (or rare) you will not find them outdoors ... The museum is very old school complete with...  more »
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  • One of the best ways to spend a day in nairobi. Was a pleasant surprise. We were there for 3.5hours but it still felt rushed. We had an awesome time. Its clean, modern and oh so rich. There’s culture, history, an aquarium, a snake/reptile park, a nature walk and a cafe. You have an option to take a guide (a must for our next visit). The staff all around are excellent and the charges extremely reasonable. Was pleasantly surprised at how many people were visiting. My personal favorites were the snake park and the banking history. Very wide variety of snakes.
  • Completely enjoyed my visit to this museum. They had 9 galleries encompassing everything from history, anthropology, animal kingdom, Kenyan tradition and more. You can get a tour guide to show you around free of charge, who was very good and knowledgeable, and I tipped very well. There are several gift shops, a restaurant, a small garden, and a snake display for an additional charge. It’s a very good visit.

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