Nairobi National MuseumNairobi National Museum
Nairobi National Museum exhibits Kenya’s history through artefacts from different communities. It also has a section detailing Kenya as the cradle of mankind.
Nairobi National Museum is a Must Visit Place
Nairobi National Museum is the most popular gallery in the country. Situated on Museum Hill, about five minutes by road from the city centre, visitors can take a tour upon landing en-route to other towns in the country. Additionally, this tour can conclude your safari in Kenya by giving you a chance to learn about the country in one venue. Whichever time you visit, the many features and attractions in this gallery will be your holiday highlight.
The collections exhibited here focus on four themes that are culture, nature, history and contemporary art. Therefore, you have four sections to visit, packed with exciting pieces and sufficient information.
Nature in this gallery offers a collection of birds and animals found in Kenya. One section has large stuffed mammals such as an elephant and giraffe.
When you walk to the history section, you literary take a trip to pre-historic times. Archaeological finds by Louis Leakey include fossils of man and other creatures that explain Kenya as the Cradle of Mankind. The exhibits came from different parts of the country such as Magadi and Turkana. This section is the Early Man gallery. You will also have a great experience by learning about the culture and people of this country through collections from different communities.
The 300 people capacity auditorium hosts various concerts and shows. You may get a chance to mingle with other enthusiasts. Nairobi National Museum also houses a curio shop with artefact s and ite
ms that can be great souvenirs. Families with children will love the experience and when everyone gets tired and hungry, the on-site cafe has excellent treats for the whole family.
Nairobi National Museum is open daily, and charges an affordable entrance fee. Within the compound, you can also visit Nairobi Snake Park or the Botanical Gardens. The snake park exhibits different species of reptiles found in the country. Spend the last hour of your visit in the botanical gardens and nature trail. The fresh air and cool shade of dozens of trees and flowers lets you exhale after a day in the heat of the city.