National Archives

Currently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
  • Address: Moi Ave, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Timings: 08:30 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: 254-2228959
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Art And Culture, Library, Museum, History Museum, Educational Site, Family And Kids, Photo Gallery, Heritage Building

National Archives - Review

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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  • National Archives Address: Moi Ave, Nairobi, Kenya
  • National Archives Contact Number: 254-2228959
  • National Archives Timing: 08:30 am - 05:00 pm
  • National Archives Price: Free
  • Best time to visit National Archives(preferred time): 08:30 am - 05:00 pm
  • Time required to visit National Archives: 01:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting National Archives

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

  • 36.73% of people start their National Archives visit around 2 PM - 3 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see National Archives

Wednesday, 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

  • Situated at the centre of the Nairobi CBD. Its a historic and one of the most iconic buildings of the town. Its a popular place and easily noticed because of the color as we as the strategic location. The archives is filled with numerous historical material. Keenly visited by students from high schools, primary and university.

  • I was just chilling on a friend outside, haven't ever been inside really but yeah, I guess it's a good or okay place. I'll give it a five because my friend didn't keep me waiting. Maybe that's why people wait on other people near the archives, it's like good luck for short waits, lol.

  • 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.

  • Apart from being a very well known landmark that's crowded most of the time, it holds a beautiful archive of collections and artifacts, along with a lovely library. Access is as little as ksh50.

  • Located right in the Nairobi CBD along Moi Avenue. Other nearby landmarks include Hilton Hotel and Kencom building. It contains art gallery including ancient collections. You can also find ancient information about various Kenyan tribes. Its an ideal learning environment for historians.if you love paintings, then you won't be disappointed by your visit. If you intend to visit, note that they close at 1700hrs. As a bonus, you get to see Tom Mboya's statue right outside the building.

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