Railway Museum

Currently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
  • Address: Uhuru rd, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: 254-2337169
  • Ticket Price: 400 KES
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Art And Culture, Museum, Family And Kids

Railway Museum - Review

The Nairobi Railway Museum is a renowned historical center in Nairobi, Kenya, contiguous to the Nairobi rail station. Holding shows from the old East African Railways, it was opened in 1971 by East African Railways and Harbours Corporation. It is attended by the Kenya Railways as of today. The gallery largely features the support of its rail association. This takes into account the effective development of display center exhibitions for the maintenance and so on. It likewise permits the gathering to effortlessly see around the entire location. The three operational steam trains are safely preserved under protective covering within the fundamental rails section of the museum. Guests are to make a prior arrangement to view them. These three steam trains are utilized once in a while on traveler trips from the metro Nairobi zone to Naivasha and Konza. The gallery's accumulation of trains has been expanding with the expansive inclusion of some early diesel trains along with vintage samples and articles provided by the traveler mentors. As of late (January 2011) a working rail track which has been made to scale has likewise been set up and regularly maintained. The museum also features demonstrations, presentations and voiceovers to illustrate the evolution and mechanism of working of the various railway engines and sophisticated locomotives. The shows are often accompanied by live demonstrations.

How To reach Railway Museum by Public Transport

  • Agip and Machakos Bus Station on Haile Sellasie Avenue

Restaurants Near Railway Museum

  • Burger King
  • Travis Air Force Base Bowling
  • Captain D's Seafood

Love this? Explore the entire list of things to do in Nairobi before you plan your trip.

Fancy a good night's sleep after a tiring day? Check out where to stay in Nairobi and book an accommodation of your choice.

TripHobo Highlights for Railway Museum

  • Railway Museum Address: Uhuru rd, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Railway Museum Contact Number: 254-2337169
  • Railway Museum Timing: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Railway Museum Price: 400 KES
  • Best time to visit Railway Museum(preferred time): 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Railway Museum: 03:00 Hrs
  • Try the best online travel planner to plan your travel itinerary!
  • Plan a Trip to Railway Museum using our free Nairobi Trip Planner
  • Explore Nairobi itineraries created by fellow travellers
Are you associated with this business? Get in Touch

Things to Know Before Visiting Railway Museum

  • 42.11% of people who visit Nairobi include Railway Museum in their plan

  • 47.74% of people start their Railway Museum visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Railway Museum

Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Railway Museum

People normally club together Aero Club Of East Africa and Kibera while planning their visit to Railway Museum.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Railway Museum Map

Enable Map

Railway Museum Trips

Railway Museum, Nairobi Reviews

  • Really nice place to spend an afternoon. Not much of a groupie type of place though. The antic trains are well maintained. You actual feel like you're an oldie. Also, there's wide variety of information about the trains construction and management by the whites. Best place to learn about the Lunatic Express.

  • One place that holds so much history of the Kenya that was before and after independent Kenya. They got steam engines in the outside gallery still intact to amazing art galleries with great artists showcasing or working on their talents

  • Amazing art and welcoming people. Had an amazing photo session. With permission though

  • A nerdy little gem close to the city centre. The exhibits have not aged well and the new section of the Chinese train needs to be fleshed out, but it’s the train yard you come here for. Wander around and climb on top of some of the most beautiful and powerful locomotives built.

  • Nice place for a Saturday afternoon outing. Very captivating museum gallery!

Read all reviews

All Questions

Railway museum
    Simply click on Ask a Question to add question