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Address: Uhuru rd, Nairobi 00200, Kenya
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Trains

mhhh... it was a nice experience being there i am not a fun of trains but i still enjoyed the view and some history. Good place for photo-shoots.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Nairobi, Kenya
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40 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We, must put a disclaimer - if you don't love trains or museums, don't go. I personally enjoyed it. It had history of how far we have come. Sadly the place is not well kept so don't expect a clean well run outfit. The kids had fun going in and out of trains and learning the history. It was funny... More 

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Thank Tina O
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

mhhh... it was a nice experience being there i am not a fun of trains but i still enjoyed the view and some history. Good place for photo-shoots.

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Thank qudrahnizar
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A simple museum, more a storage of old locomotives. I have been there half an hour and saw all there was. But if you love trains, steam engines, it it worth a visit.

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Thank Rik G
Copenhagen, Denmark
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20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place is nice to visit for train lovers. You can see one of the cars from the movie "Out of Africa". As a minus i'd mention that the museum is not well maintained.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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47 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

There just isn't much there to see. The part I enjoyed the most was seeing the old maps of the country. I'm glad I visited, but I wouldn't go back.

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Thank Claudio S
Tauranga, New Zealand
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35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

We visited the Railway Museum because my husband enjoys looking at old trains. Actually I have to say I found it incredibly interesting as well - the history of rail in Kenya is really impressive and the museum itself houses some interesting artefacts. Don't be put off that its not the most professionally presented tourist destination it is still worth... More 

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Thank Karen255114
Pisa, Italy
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

This is a wonderful, enchanting and fascinating museum about the history of East African Railways. Amazing Engines and coaches you can climb on and masses of photos of all the history.

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Lagos, Nigeria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

spent my evening at the Nairobi National railway museum. It was worth the time although I did not have a tour guide because I went on my own the uber was able to locate. Entry cost 600 KSE for foreigners and the compound is well kept plus safe. It had a lot to offer about the east Africa railway history... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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102 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

I can't believe we waited so long to go here. The museum is a bit messy with bits and bobs but that adds to it's charm. It consists of 2 parts: an inside and an outside part where the trains are. Inside you can see (among other things) amazing pictures of the old Nairobi and the East African Railway. The... More 

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Thank shueshue
Brighton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Hidden away behind the centre, this cool museum has tons of delapidated old trains you can play on (dangerously, and fun! Couldn't do that in the UK!), and a really cool art gallery where you can chat to the artists.

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