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Nairobi railway museum, Nairobi

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See an innovative handcar moved by a modified bicycle at Nairobi railway museum, a museum of the East African railways adjacent to a key railway station. View curious items on display like tortoise calculators, wooden box and Bakelite phone sets, brass bells, and a Kenya-Uganda Railway water filter. You can tour vintage steam and diesel engines and wooden passenger coaches in the spacious yard and check out the 1923 Tanganyika Railways locomotives used in the Hollywood classic movie "Out of Africa." You must make an appointment to see operational steam locomotives, as they are occasionally used for tourist excursions. See a model miniature railway inside the building and a bicycle trolley. Before you head to Nairobi, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Nairobi road trip planning website, to make sure you see all that Nairobi has to offer, including Nairobi railway museum.
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  • Really fantastic museum which has a large range of really interesting things and covers the full history of the railway including the more modern developments. Things could have been a little better.....  more
    Really fantastic museum which has a large range of really interesting things and covers the full history of the railway including the more modern developments. Things could have been a little better.....  more »
  • Great Museum, and particularly for railway and history interested people like us. Naomi guided us around and did an excellent job. Will bring some children next time to climb in/out of the exposed... 
    Great Museum, and particularly for railway and history interested people like us. Naomi guided us around and did an excellent job. Will bring some children next time to climb in/out of the exposed...  more »
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  • Nice place to catch up with history of Railway establishment in kenya. Give insights into Kenya during the colonial era. Nice old artifacts and railways from years ago..
  • What an amazing place if you are a railway aficionado! Extremely well maintained. The locomotives and heritage coaches take you to a totally different world. Alas their gift shop did not have anything worthwhile except from Tshirts and caps. Full marks to Kenyan Railways for ensuring that this place continues to be well maintained and tourist friendly.

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