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Nairobi National Museum

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Open Now: 09:00 - 17:00
Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
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Nairobi National Museum Admission Ticket
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The Nairobi National Museum is the flagship brand for the National Museums of Kenya. Located on Museum Hill, the museum showcases Kenya's rich Heritage with four distinct themes representing Kenya's Culture, Nature, History and Contemporary...more
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Museum Hill, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
+254 20 3741641
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Good use of time. Friendly staff. Worth the visit. Opens at 8:30 and there is so much to see. Well worth it

Thank Blk B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great museum with many details and pictures. Enjoyed the stamp collection along with the weapons and clothing exhibits. The guides are very knowledgeable. During our visit we were not allowed to take pictures, that was the only drawback. We were later informed that pictures are...More

Thank Climber230723
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was here for several hours a month ago. Because I had a driver with a set pickup time, I had to estimate how much time I needed, which was 3 hours. I could have spent more time as I wasted a little too much...More

1  Thank Amy B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited during our stay in Nairobi and enjoyed the museum! You can speed through in 2 hours or you could spend much longer as there’s tons of content. We especially enjoyed the art exhibits. There are guides you can hire at the reception if...More

Thank archrsmith
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fascinating Kenyan History. It is all stored and taught to here. Visiting the Kenya National Museum HQ, lets you understand the Kenyan communities cultural heritage and the way there past generations used to live and the means of livelihood

Thank MbiiM
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not miss the "Turkana boy" and the incredible collection of birds. You can combine with the next snakes exhibition.

Thank alfonss203
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The overall trip to the museum was ok. The highlight was the snake pit. The handler got out 1 for me to hold (shakes ) that was fun

Thank Nkay26
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We'd recommend the National Museum if you have a couple of hours to kill after visiting all the top rated attractions in Nairobi. The exterior is very attractive but the interior needs to be updated. The guide that we were assigned basically told us what...More

1  Thank GJMW
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum itself is compartmentalised into different sections people can either browse through the collection on their own or pay for a guided tour. The guided tour might be a great option if you are to visit the place as a group. It houses a...More

Thank Shruthi S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had not been to the NNM for years. Went back with my kids and found the place renovated. Although a lot of the stuff I'd seen as a child are still present, I felt that the modernisation robbed the place the nostalgic feel I...More

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Response from xperience1 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there's ample parking space for visitors. They have security guards watching over vehicles and visitors, so I'm confident its safe
12 April 2017|
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Response from jamtulacz | Reviewed this property |
yes- was there in Jan 2018 and do accept card payments
2 September 2016|
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Response from Anna B | Reviewed this property |
Standard KWS cost is ksh 600 for a local, ksh 1200 for a resident (a foreigner with valid kenyan residence) and ksh 1800 for a tourist. For any extra activity i.e guided tour, you may be charged more For confirnation, check... More