National Archives, Nairobi

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  • Address: Moi Ave, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Timings: 08:30 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: 254-2228959
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Art And Culture, Library, Museum, History Museum, Educational Site, Family And Kids, Photo Gallery, Heritage Building
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About National Archives, Nairobi

Kenya National Archives Nairobi is spotted on Moi Avenue beside the Ambassadeur Hotel. The documents reflect on the milestone of the Hilton Hotel, while on the back side of the building the Tom Mboya road serves an up to date conveyance to the pounding, turbulent streets and rear ways that the dominant part of Nairobi's nationals tread every day. Kenya National Archives is safeguarded by the museum and workmanship display that has a vast deal of works of art and tribal photos from all through Africa. There is additionally a gigantic accumulation of tribal weaponry, instruments, veils and other gear. Additionally, the displays furnish an entrancing knowledge into the battle for autonomy and the history of Nairobi. The displays are mainly focused upon the people in general at a considerable charge of money for nationals and inhabitants, while it is more for non-occupants. Provided that the visitors might want to utilize their library administrations, they additionally charge an additional enrollment expense. Kenya National Archives Nairobi is arranged at the edge of the focal business region in downtown Nairobi and is a store and living illustration of verifiable and ethnographic information. Kenya National Archives is housed in the old Bank of India building. Kenya National Archives’ ground-floor historical center has an impressive accumulation of antiques and photos speaking of Kenya's various societies and rich history. It has recorded and a gathering of photos and artworks of Mzee Kenyatta and previous President Moi.

How To reach National Archives by Public Transport

  • GPO Bus Stop on Keyatta Ave
  • Juja Thika on Tom Mboya Street

Restaurants Near National Archives

  • Wimpy Corner House
  • Thorn Tree Cafe
  • Thai-Chi Restaurant

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Things to Know Before Visiting National Archives

  • 94.94% of people who visit Nairobi include National Archives in their plan

  • 41.88% of people start their National Archives visit around 2 PM - 3 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see National Archives

Monday, Friday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting National Archives

People normally club together Karen Blixen Museum and African Heritage House while planning their visit to National Archives.

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National Archives, Nairobi Reviews

  • A very good landmark especially for those new in town. The place inside is good. If you wanna know the full history about Kenya, then its the place to go. They have this video they show at the end of the tour in their auditorium upstairs, its boring as hell. Slept through the whole session. I think they should edit it to make it more fun. It is however very educative for the History lovers.

  • I've always wondered what was at the archives and was curious three months ago. You need fifty Bob to get into the archives. There are really appreciate of stuff to see in here, from old items used as early as the 1700's,to pictures of heroes and legends,to the evolution of communication and trading. The ground floor has mostly it's used in the stone age,items used for daily lives to war clothing. The second floor has the evolutionary items like money, postage, etc. There's also a section reserved for the first president of Kenya and a wall with the Kenyan prominent people. You gotta have to go here to see much more!!

  • A whole new world. Worth venturing into to learn more about Kenya's history. There's an entrance fee and open during normal working hours and right in the middle of the CBD.

  • It is usually crowded at the peak hours. Found along Moi Avenue and it is a good landmark if you don't know Nairobi(tao) that much. You can meet people at this place especially strangers if you want a public place.

  • Nice place to meet up with different people being a common and centrally located place.Though you should watch out for your belongings its not so safe a place

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