Karen Blixen Museum

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  • Address: P.O. Box 40658, Nairobi, Kenya
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  • Timings: 08:30 am - 05:30 pm Details
  • Phone: 254-2882779
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Art And Culture, Library, Museums, History Museums, Off Road, Historical Site, Family And Kids
Tickets From $22.94

The Karen Blixen Museum is situated at a distance of 10 km outside the premises of central Nairobi, Kenya. It is topographically situated at the foot of the Ngong Hills, and is the previous African home of Danish writer Karen Blixen, who was acclaimed for her book “Out of Africa”. The book illustrates and narrates incidents from her life, and the history of Kenya and its influences upon her life.  Karen Blixen had lived in this house at a favored location at the edge of Nairobi, and it has now been transformed into a museum in her distinction and honour. Blixen had existed here from 1914 to 1931 and additionally ran a cafe estate on the site. Initially claimed by the Danish government, the house was given to Kenya to commemorate the nation's freedom. The legislature then recreated the house in an endeavor to protect it the way it was when Blixen existed there. Inside, the prestigious and ancient rarities such as a copy of the RCA gramophone on which Blixen might have played Mozart concertos is preserved. Additionally featured is the library of books fitting in with Denys Finch Hatton, who stayed at the house along with the writer from 1926–1931, and a restoration of the first ever kitchen, incorporating a Dove stove which was utilized by Blixen, along with other utensils and kitchenware of the period. Moreover, as the permanent displays upon the grounds of the legacy, other family antiques are preserved and arranged to imitate a cafe manor of the early twentieth century. Tours for experiencing the family history are offered on a constant tourism basis, and a museum shop is also housed which offers handiworks and books.

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Karen Blixen Museum Travel Tips

  • Exclusive for organized groups for a minimum of 10 people, a request can now be made through advance bookings for night tours.
  • Discounted joint tickets are available to purchase at Nairobi National Museum that include admission to the Snake Park.

Entrance Ticket Details For Karen Blixen Museum

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How to Reach Karen Blixen Museum

  • None. Ask the Museum to call for a taxi.

  • Karen, Art Caffe
  • Artcaffe (Junction)

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  • Karen Blixen Museum Address: P.O. Box 40658, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Karen Blixen Museum Contact Number: 254-2882779
  • Karen Blixen Museum Timing: 08:30 am - 05:30 pm
  • Time required to visit Karen Blixen Museum: 03:00 Hrs
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  • 66.49% of people who visit Nairobi include Karen Blixen Museum in their plan

  • 72.2% of people start their Karen Blixen Museum visit around 2 PM - 3 PM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Karen Blixen Museum

Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday

94.53% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Karen Blixen Museum

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