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Nairobi National Museum

Museo Nacional de Nairobi

Museo Nacional de Nairobi

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 Kenya’s History, Nature, Culture and Contemporary Art.

The highlight of the museum is the fossils of early humans. They also have a collection of stuffed specimens of all birds present in Kenya, which is quite impressive. Also within the grounds are the famous Snake Park, Botanical Gardens and Nature Trail. Admission: KES 1,200 (tourist adult), KES 200 (Kenyan adult), KES 600 (tourist child), KES 100 (Kenyan child). Hours: 8:30 am – 5:30 pm daily.