Nairobi Railway Museum
Nairobi Railway Museum
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  • Chuckycharlie
    London, United Kingdom143 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great display of trains, carriages and lovely museum
    Lovely railway museum with lots to see, many large engines and carriages. Good museum with many artefacts from the railways and shipping. Lots to learn about the formation and history of the Kenyan Railways
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 27 April 2023
  • TartanWanderer
    England, United Kingdom3,995 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Could be way better if they reinvested entrance fees
    Foreigners pay 600 Shillings to enter this place. It is sad to see the neglect. Wooden items left outside. Other things stacked in sheds. I’m the train carriages the lights have been stripped out and sold or put in homes. They have real history here but are too lazy to protect it. Very sad indeed.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 29 September 2023
  • James R
    Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a visit
    Amazing place, can climb all over the trains. Great for children. Very much enjoyed it. Easy access from train or Uber. Great selection of old British empire and very good history lessons
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 30 November 2023
  • Culture32887104381
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Kenya Railway Museum
    This is a very good museum and a bit undiscovered. Not only are there great locomotives to climb on but there is a fabulous archive of old photographs and artefacts relating to the Mombasa/Uganda railway, all well presented and accessible. Our guide Esther was also very good - she was very well informed. A great way to spend about 2 hours and to learn about Kenyan history.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 December 2023
  • Heather W
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A hidden gem.
    Sited on the busy outskirts of Nairobi, this museum is a hidden gem although in desperate need of funding. The building houses artefacts and photographs that show the history and development of Kenya and how the railways forged a path from Mombasa on the coast to Lake Victoria. Outside are some of the engines, a few of which still run, including the one used in the film 'Out of Africa' in 1985.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 February 2024
  • Maricha v
    Worcester, South Africa171 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Passionate about trains
    In my next life I’m going to be a train driver (engineer) I love trains in all their shapes and sizes. After purchasing our train tickets to Nanyuki we walked down the tree lined avenue to the train museum. I found it interesting, informative and I was inspired by the fact that the museum is still being kept. We met an interesting artist from South Sudan there who is also a train enthusiast and spent a fabulous few minutes chatting with him. A really good attraction to visit.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 February 2024
  • Gavin C
    Australian Capital Territory, Australia12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Railway museum a perfect visit
    Nice place to visit for an afternoon you are within the capital of Nairobi. The museum has rich exhibits from east Africa's rail history since the early nineteen hundreds. Outside are various locomotive engines and some passenger wagons that were used then. They are well kept and maintained for future generations to View. I highly recommend this visit very interesting and amazing. You will learn more about the Kenya railway. Very interesting and would highly recommend!!
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 April 2024
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Gavin C
Australian Capital Territory, Australia12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Nice place to visit for an afternoon you are within the capital of Nairobi. The museum has rich exhibits from east Africa's rail history since the early nineteen hundreds. Outside are various locomotive engines and some passenger wagons that were used then. They are well kept and maintained for future generations to View. I highly recommend this visit very interesting and amazing. You will learn more about the Kenya railway. Very interesting and would highly recommend!!
Written 7 April 2024
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nai-danny walking tour Nairobi
Nairobi, Kenya6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
The whole view was good and we learned so much .and took so many photos there , its a good experience .
we saw almost different kind of engines from 1900s up to date .
Written 28 March 2024
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Maricha v
Worcester, South Africa171 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
In my next life I’m going to be a train driver (engineer) I love trains in all their shapes and sizes. After purchasing our train tickets to Nanyuki we walked down the tree lined avenue to the train museum. I found it interesting, informative and I was inspired by the fact that the museum is still being kept. We met an interesting artist from South Sudan there who is also a train enthusiast and spent a fabulous few minutes chatting with him. A really good attraction to visit.
Written 22 February 2024
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Heather W
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Sited on the busy outskirts of Nairobi, this museum is a hidden gem although in desperate need of funding. The building houses artefacts and photographs that show the history and development of Kenya and how the railways forged a path from Mombasa on the coast to Lake Victoria.
Outside are some of the engines, a few of which still run, including the one used in the film 'Out of Africa' in 1985.
Written 17 February 2024
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Culture32887104381
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
This is a very good museum and a bit undiscovered. Not only are there great locomotives to climb on but there is a fabulous archive of old photographs and artefacts relating to the Mombasa/Uganda railway, all well presented and accessible. Our guide Esther was also very good - she was very well informed. A great way to spend about 2 hours and to learn about Kenyan history.
Written 25 December 2023
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James R
Hemel Hempstead, UK3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Amazing place, can climb all over the trains. Great for children. Very much enjoyed it. Easy access from train or Uber.
Great selection of old British empire and very good history lessons
Written 30 November 2023
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Faith Odhiambo
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
You will learn about the kenya railway history. Its interesting and informative.
The place is hard to find. Lacks directional signages. Other than that it's a good way to spend your day.
Written 1 October 2023
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TartanWanderer
England, UK3,995 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
Foreigners pay 600 Shillings to enter this place. It is sad to see the neglect.

Wooden items left outside. Other things stacked in sheds. I’m the train carriages the lights have been stripped out and sold or put in homes.

They have real history here but are too lazy to protect it. Very sad indeed.
Written 29 September 2023
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GlobetrottingSwede
Paris, France3,277 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
This museum has a lot kenyan railway history and artefacts. It will delight the true enthusiasts but may not impressed others.
Written 22 July 2023
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Chuckycharlie
London, UK143 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
Lovely railway museum with lots to see, many large engines and carriages. Good museum with many artefacts from the railways and shipping. Lots to learn about the formation and history of the Kenyan Railways
Written 27 April 2023
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