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Nairobi National Museum

Nairobi National Museum

Nairobi National Museum is one of the main national museums in Kenya; it’s widely used to educate and interprets the rich Kenyan heritage. First established in 1910 by then East Africa and Uganda Natural History Society( currently EANHS) and has since then changed venues and names from the Coryndon Museum in honor of Sir Robert Coryndon (a one-time Governor of Kenya in 1930’s), to National Museum of Kenya (NMK) and now the newly refurbished Nairobi National Museum.

The Museum has a wide range of rich historical heritage from all the different Kenyan cultures and traditions, sampling out; the historical and cultural evolutions in form of preserved ancient artifacts, collection of items and documents, contemporary Art and structures.

It’s a great place for people who appreciate history and love nature, in addition; the museum is next to Nairobi Snake Park (a small zoo dedicated to reptiles in Kenya) and has a beautiful botanical gardens highlighting many of Kenya's native trees, plants and offer a serene environment for guest visiting.

Major Attractions

  • Historical collection of Items and documents
  • Art Gallery and Ancient artifacts
  • Temporary Exhibitions to promote our rich Heritage
  • Botanical Gardens and Nature Trail
  • Shopping and dining facilities

Getting there

Nairobi National Museum is open on all 356 days throughout the year from 0830hrs -17300hrs and is located on the Museum Hill; approximately 10 minutes’ drive from the Nairobi city center via Kipande road or Waiyaki way at museum hill round about.