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, Museums, History Museums, Trail, Park, Landmark, Botanical Garden, Educational Site, Restaurant, Family And Kids, Nature, Natural History Museums

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.

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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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  • 45.63% of people who visit Nairobi include Nairobi National Museum in their plan

  • 43.65% of people start their Nairobi National Museum visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

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

Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday

92.73% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Nairobi National Museum

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

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • Very amazed at the amount of information available in this museum for a price that is cheap relative to other tourist attractions in Kenya. By African standards, this museum is one of the biggest. It has different sections, natural history, country history, snake park, botanical garden, ethnographic museum and art gallery + couple of other sections. Very instructive, you can spend a whole day visiting and learning a host of things on the country, its natural heritage, its tribes and so on. This should be the first thing every visitor should do when he arrives in Kenya in order to have a better understanding of everything he will see when he travels the country. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!!

  • It could be more informative and authorities need to work on to increase it's awareness of its presence at least. Most of my native (Kenyans) don't know and have Not visited this place, can you imagine.... It's Heart of the Culture of Africa.!!!

  • A very nice art inside the museum and a very beautiful 3d picture shows us a vintage culture of human being and their work. And second comes to snakes, crocodiles and tortoise There were different types of 🐍 and if you have dare you can touch it or you can hold it.

  • Nice museum, a bit old, for everyone who loves natural history. The first floor, dedicated to Kenyan wildlife, is really well furnished. The top floor, about Kenyan history, is super interesting. The park around is nice for a small walk and the restaurant serves good food. Worth visiting.

  • The museum is pretty comprehensive and very informative. Mostly, it is about the animals and plant life over the history of the country. The food at the restaurant was good as well. However, it does feel a little dated. They might consider updating some of exhibits and giving it a bit more modern feel.

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