Nairobi National Museum, Nairobi

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  • Address: Museum Hill Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Timings: 08:30 am - 05:30 pm Details
  • Phone: 254-203742131
  • 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
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About Nairobi National Museum, Nairobi

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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Things to Know Before Visiting Nairobi National Museum

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

  • 41.55% 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

91.83% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Nairobi National Museum

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

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Nairobi National Museum, Nairobi Reviews

  • An amazing place for the whole family worth a a good visit. Full of stuff to juice up your day. Probably a good idea to carry a drink around though. Its quite a walk around the place with all the interests captivating all the way

  • It's ok, but in need of some work. Some of the exhibits were missing or didn't have any tags to say what they were, other exhibits were just somewhat lacklustre. It's good for around 1.5 hours bit not much more. The snake pit was also ok, worthwhile if you purchase the joint ticket which, strangely, is cheaper than a single ticket for the museum by itself. If you have to pay extra, then save your money.

  • Amazing to learn about the history of Kenya and Nairobi as well as all the animals and tribes that call Kenya home. Make sure you check out the Snake Park and all the cool reptiles they have there. The gift shops are super expensive and so is the museum if you're not a resident.

  • Big museum, you need a few hours to go through it all. For a geek like me, it was a orgasmic few hours. Best museum I've been to. You can even rent a guide for an extra charge, though every installation is so well explained you don't need one. The bird section and the wildlife models are impressive but the one that amazed me the most were the pre human (home habalis, home erected, Neanderthal etc) skeleton/skull collection

  • Rich in African history especially Kenya. Very spacious with lots of important displays. The museum is also strategically located.

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