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Nairobi Snake Park

Nairobi Snake Park (Museum Hill Centre, Muthithi Rd, Nairobi) — the Snake Park is located adjacent to Nairobi National Museum and was started with the aim to create a unique and popular attraction whilst simultaneously providing a research facility focusing on reptiles and breeding of snakes. Different kinds of live snakes are exhibited at this […]

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Nairobi Railway Museum

Nairobi Railway Museum (Uhuru Highway, Nairobi) – located near Nairobi’s rail station, the Railway Museum exhibits a collection of train and ship models, old steam engines built between 1923 and 1955, railway magazines, railway maps, photographs of the original construction of the Uganda railway along with the model of the MV Liemba built by the […]

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Nairobi National Museum

Nairobi National Museum (Museum Hill, Westland) – located just 10 minutes from downtown Nairobi, this is a multi-disciplinary institution whose role is to collect, preserve, study, document and present Kenya’s past and present culture and natural heritage. Built in 1929, this is the flagship museum for the National Museums of Kenya, housing celebrated collections of […]

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Nairobi Gallery

Nairobi Gallery (Kenyatta Avenue & Uhuru Highway, Nairobi) – located in the heart of Nairobi, this museum hosts various temporary art exhibits. This was previously a government building that maintained birth, marriage and death records. Since 2013, the Nairobi Gallery has become the official home to the Murumbi African Heritage Collections – the outstanding private […]

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Malindi Museum

Malindi Museum (Near District Public Health Office, Silversand Rd, Malindi) — located in Malindi, the museum is a host to the famous Vasco Da Gama pillar. The building is situated along the seafront, some few meters from Malindi jetty and the fish market. It is a charming old double storey structure with a roof terrace […]

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Lamu Old Town

Lamu Old Town – this is an exclusive tropical island on the north coast of Kenya, and one of the oldest best-preserved Swahili settlements in East Africa. It is one major center for the study of Islam and Swahili cultures with many visiting for educational purposes. It is built in coral stone and mangrove timber. […]

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Kenya National Archives

Kenya National Archives (Moi Avenue, Nairobi) — in an old building, National Archives is a beautiful place exhibiting Kenya’s history. There is a public gallery with a good collection of domestic artifacts, ethnography weapons, musical instruments and drawings on the ground floor. The first floor showcases paintings of Mzee Kenyatta along with some photographs of […]

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Karen Blixen Museum

Karen Blixen Museum (Karen Road, Langata, Nairobi) – located 10 km from downtown Nairobi, this was once the center piece of a farm at the foot of the Ngong Hills owned by Danish author Karen Blixen and her Swedish husband, Baron Bror von Blixen Fincke. The farm house gained international fame with the release of […]

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German Post Office Museum

German Post Office Museum (Kenyatta Road, Lamu) — opened in 1996, the building which houses the German Post Office Museum was built at the beginning of the 19th century as a private residence. It was converted and used, albeit briefly, as the first German Post Office on the East African Coast during the time when […]

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Gede Ruins & Museum

Gede Ruins & Museum (Gede Watamu Road, Gede) – located near the coastal town of Malindi, Gede ruins are remains of a Swahili town. It traces its origin to the 12th century and was rebuilt with new town walls in the 15th & 16th centuries. The museum has numerous ruins, comprising mosques; a magnificent palace […]