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Nairobi National Museum, Nairobi

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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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  • Brilliant place to know about Kenya, it's history, culture, and especially about it's wildlife. They have a big collection of birds specimens from East Africa, also good fossil record. A very nice...  more »
  • Nairobi National Museum is located in the heart of the city, having said that, expect hectic traffic on your way there and getting out of it. The museum has a nice collection, albeit is more for...  more »
  • Splendid timeless pieces of art. Nice place for a family outing. Inhouse restaurant that serves all drinks and meals. Great renovation on the museum hall. The Aquarium is superb. The snake park could use a little touch up though.
  • Small museum with reasonably well curated exhibits on the origins of mankind and Kenya. As a tourist, one can get a good understanding of the history and cultures of Kenya. Also attached to museum is a snake and reptile park that is worth a quick stroll through.

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