Nairobi National Museum

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  • Address: Museum Hill Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Timings: 08:30 am - 05:30 pm Details
  • Phone: 254-203742131
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Art And Culture, Art Gallery, Museum, History Museum, Trail, Park, Landmark, Botanical Garden, Educational Site, Restaurant, Family And Kids, Nature, Natural History Museum

Nairobi National Museum - Review

The National Museums of Kenya (NMK) is a State Corporation that supervises Museums, Sites and Monuments in Kenya. It is a highly famous and central attraction and zone of perfection regarding the heritage exploration of the nation, along with an abundance of mastery in subjects ranging from palaeontology, ethnography and biodiversity investigation to national protection. Its home office and the National Museum (Nairobi National Museum) are spotted on the Museum Hill, close to the Uhuru Highway between the Central Business District and the Westlands of Nairobi. The NMK was established by the East Africa Natural History Society (E.a.n.h.s.) in 1910, and the Society's primary objective was and has been to direct a continuously indiscriminating and investigative examination of the common qualities of the East African community groups. The exhibition hall houses gallery accumulations and exhibition shows, of both occasional and lasting displays. Presently, the NMK administers over 22 territorial display centers, numerous destinations, and landmarks over the country. The Nairobi National  Museum had re-opened its avenues to the general visitors in June 2008, and was renovated with another look. The gallery houses both provisional and permanent shows to guarantee it remains vibrant and interesting throughout the year. Different attractions inside the grounds incorporate the Nairobi Snake Park and the Botanic Garden and nature trail. The gallery's business wing has restaurants and shops to guarantee a significant and wholesome experience for the international visitors.

A visit to National Museum of Nairobi seems desirable when you visit Kenya. National Museum of Nairobi ticket prices are free of cost; however, there might be some charges for exhibitions. Buy tickets for National Museum of Nairobi tours and get to know the attraction from a close. Tickets for National Museum of Nairobi tours offer you a lot in comparison to what they charge. However, you will have to hurry up, since the National Museum of Nairobi tickets sell fast even then what you can imagine!

Nairobi National Museum Ticket Prices

  • Check the Kenya National Musuem Rates pdf  to find out about ticket prices.

How To reach Nairobi National Museum by Public Transport

  • New Ngara Stage
  • Central Police 

Restaurants Near Nairobi National Museum

  • Kitchen 1
  • Zapata Mexican Restaurant
  • Golden Spur



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  • Nairobi National Museum Address: Museum Hill Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Nairobi National Museum Contact Number: 254-203742131
  • Nairobi National Museum Timing: 08:30 am - 05:30 pm
  • Nairobi National Museum Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Nairobi National Museum(preferred time): 08:30 am - 05:30 pm
  • Time required to visit Nairobi National Museum: 03:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Nairobi National Museum

  • 95% of people who visit Nairobi include Nairobi National Museum in their plan

  • 45.93% of people start their Nairobi National Museum visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Nairobi National Museum

Thursday, Friday and Saturday

91.63% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Nairobi National Museum

People normally club together Uhuru Gardens Memorial Park and Snake Park while planning their visit to Nairobi National Museum.

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  • The museum presents Kenya’s History, Nature, Culture and Contemporary Art in its entire splendor. Also within the grounds are the famous Snake Park, Botanical Gardens and Nature Trail.Within the museum there is a cafe /restaurant with a large balcony that offers a great and breathtaking jungle view. It also has touristy shops selling local handmade jewellery, African artifacts and souvenir items.

  • Located on museum hill this national museum has different exhibits showcasing the history of Kenyan people, Kenyan animals, and Kenya as country. The exhibits themselves are actually very thorough. Especially the birds exhibit which is HUGE and the colonial historical period. Why three stars? Many of the exhibits are dusty, the AC/fan doesn’t work properly so you smell a lot of Body odor. There is no delineated order or map so when you walk through you basically see exhibits at random. Also it doesn’t seem updated to include anything recent. Including new infrastructure projects and the corruption problems. Cost for resident is 200 shillings or 2$. Nonresident is 1200 shillings or 12$. Bags need to be checked in for free. There is a snake park also for additional fee.

  • A must visit if you have more than a few days in Nairobi. It has lots of colonial history along with the independence movement, something good for foreigners to learn about in a country they’re visiting. It also has some good natural history, some art. Be sure to get the combined ticket so you can visit the snake park afterward

  • Interesting museum, with a bit of everything: natural history (skeletons, stuffed animals), history of Kenya and anthropological study of it's people. Enough to keep you occupied for a few hours, but I really wish they would light up the place - I visited in a cloudy day and some rooms were really dark. Because of that if I could I'd give it 3,5 stars. The snake place next door is worth visiting too if only to see the huge pythons and the najas.

  • Well worth a day out! Make sure to buy a combined ticket for the museum and the snake park, as this is way cheaper! The snakes are cool, but some of the glass cages have seen their best days years ago. The snakes can not break free, tho... (probably!)

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