Nairobi National Museum, Nairobi

4.0
#2 of 37 in Museums in Kenya
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 dated, but offers a good introduction to Kenyan history and culture. The stuffed birds on display are mind boggling - Kenya has one of the greatest varieties of bird life anywhere.  more »
  • We had an enjoyable visit at the Nairobi National Museum and especially enjoyed our guide, Peter. He gave us alot of interesting information and answered all of our questions. The tour does try to cov...  more »
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  • Quite the place to understand the history surrounding the great and unique country a place to grasp some knowledge were no were in the world to get and see. Such magnificent history that just wants to pull you in and show you the meaning of our existence in this vast world of ours.
  • I love the improvements they have on the aqua side. It's so beautiful and it has variety of fish. You will be amazed, it alot of new sections if you haven't been to the museum you need to plan a visit .
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